Properties in the district that have not yet confirmed their voting details will shortly receive a third Household Enquiry Form (HEF). Please do not ignore this form as by law you are required to respond, even if there are no changes to the details printed on the form. Please respond online, by phone or by text before 19 October 2017.
What is a Household Enquiry Form?
All properties in the district have been sent a household enquiry form. This is known as the annual canvass, it happens every year and there are two stages to complete your registration. It tells us details of people who have moved out and adds details of new occupants.
“It’s the easiest and quickest way for you to confirm your details or make any changes,” says Glen Chipp, Electoral Registration Officer, “it helps keep our costs down, which keeps the cost down for you too. You must respond, even if your details haven’t changed since the last election.”
Registering someone not already on the electoral register is a two stage process – adding a new name to the Household Enquiry Form is only stage one.
Stage 2 is providing more information about the new person so we can verify their identity.” Glen explained ”We will make contact either by email, phone or by sending out a registration form. Please do not ignore this – until the new person has been verified we cannot add them to the register. To respond please either register online (www.gov.uk/registertovote) or call the elections helpline (01992 564411) before 19 October 2017 with the information required.”
You will need the 2 part security code on your household enquiry form and you can do 1 of the following
- Confirm online at www.householdresponse.com/eppingforest
- Text NOCHANGE – with your security number to 80212
- Confirm by phone 0800 197 9871
Need to make a change?
You will need the 2 part security code on your household enquiry form and can do 1 of the following
- Amend the information online easily and quickly at www.householdresponse.com/eppingforest
- Amend the form and return it to us in the prepaid envelope – please make sure you give a contact phone number or email address in case of queries
Merely completing the Household Enquiry Form does not mean you are registered. Don’t forget to
- complete the registration process for new electors at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You will need your date of birth, national insurance number, nationality and any previous addresses. Please also make sure you include a contact phone number and/or email address in case of queries.
Register to vote
Glen added: ”Please do not ignore the next round of reminders and have your responses back to us before 19 October 2017. If you ignore this reminder to register, you won’t be eligible to vote in the next election, you could face up to a £1,ooo fine and it could affect your credit rating too.”