If an election was called tomorrow are you registered to vote?
You should have received your annual canvass household enquiry form by now and if you haven’t already checked it please do so now. We don’t know when the next election will take place but we’d like to see as many eligible residents as possible registered to vote.
Your details should already be on the form and if all the details remain the same visit www.householdresponse.com/wrexham, call 0800 197 9871 or text NOCHANGE followed by both parts of your security code to 80212 – standard charges will apply.
If the details need to be updated or if someone needs to be added or removed you should visit www.householdresponse.com/wrexham and make the necessary changes. Once this is done you should register new people on www/gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need to have your National Insurance Number available. If you are unable to register online you will be sent an Invitation to Register form which you should complete. Once this is done you will be registered to vote.
Research by the independent Electoral Commission showed that home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. 94% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered compared to 30% of people who have lived in an address for less than one year.
Private renters are also far less likely to be registered than those who own their property outright with 95% of home owners in Wales on the electoral register compared to 51% of private renters.
It’s also a legal requirement to give the information asked for in the Annual Canvass – even if you have no changes to make. There is the possibility that you could be fined up to £1,000 for not doing anything so please take action to make sure you don’t lose your opportunity to vote.
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