Final Reminder Letters Delivered

AROUND 13,600 households are receiving a third and final reminder letter from this week as the Council continues its push to ensure as many residents as possible complete their annual canvass form.

With Local Borough elections taking place in Reading in May 2019, local residents are being advised not to lose their voice by making sure they return their household enquiry forms as quickly as possible.

Registering to vote can also help residents:

Open a bank account
Get a mortgage
Buy a mobile phone
Get a loan or store card

A total of 72,367 household enquiry forms were sent out in July, with 1st reminders sent out in August and 2nd reminders sent out in September by the Council’s door-to-door canvasser teams. The Household Enquiry Form ensures that Reading Borough Council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered, so that they can be encouraged to do so.

People should complete and return their Household Enquiry Form by 30th November 2018.  If you are a new Elector and need to Register please go online www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by 21st November 2018 in order to be on the Published Register.

Christopher Brooks, Electoral Registration Returning Officer at Reading Borough Council, said:

“It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Reading.  To make sure you are able to have your say at elections taking place next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. In any case, you will still need to complete the form and send it back to us.”

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details.

Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at elections@reading.gov.uk or on 0118 937 3717.

Oscar Mortali

For media enquiries about this release email oscar.mortali@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 2301