Registering to vote
Written by karen on 22 August 2017
Are you registered to vote in Swale?
Thousands of households across Swale are being asked to check their details are correct on the official electoral register.
Swale Borough Council is currently writing to 53,000 households across the borough to make sure the borough’s electoral register is correct & up-to-date, during the annual canvass project.
Homes across Sittingbourne, Sheppey & Faversham will be sent a “Household Enquiry Form” (HEF) which lists individuals who are registered to vote at the property.
Residents simply need to confirm the details are correct, either online, by phone or by post, using the unique security codes on the form.
If someone is missing from the form they will need to register to vote – the easiest way is via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
The mail out will not include the 7,267 households who responded to the council’s eCanvass earlier in the summer.
To be included in the eCanvass next year, people need to simply enter their email address on the HEF and return it in the prepaid envelope, or respond online following the instructions on the form.
The council is legally required to compile an accurate and up to date register of electors each year. To save time and money it is helpful if people respond to the HEF as soon as possible, to avoid reminder letters being sent, and ultimately a house visit.
To find out more, visit www.swale.gov.uk/all-about-voting