You will have received a Household Enquiry Form (HEF) as part of the ‘annual canvass’. This is carried out every year in order to make sure that the register of electors is up-to-date when the revised version is published on December 1.
The form will be addressed to The Occupier and will contain the details of all those in the household who are registered to vote.
Each household is required by law to make sure the details on the form are correct.
Most HEFs will list the details of who we think lives at your property. Properties where no one is registered to vote will receive a blank HEF.
All eligible residents need to be included on the HEF. Eligible residents are:
- people who are aged 16 years or over (although they will not be able to vote until they are 18)
- British, Irish or EU citizens, or
- A Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
Even if nothing has changed on your form, you must tell us.
If there has been a change to who lives at your home (including if someone is now older than 76, has moved in or out, or another detail is wrong), complete the paper form and send it back to us.
You can do this online, using the special code on the front of your Household Enquiry Form.
You can also:
- text your ten-digit security code and eight-letter password (printed on the first page of your HEF form) to 80212. You will be sent a return text confirming your response explaining the steps to take to confirm your details have not changed – you do not need to do anything else.
If you don't respond, we will send reminders by post and canvassers in person to visit your property to collect the information.
Failure to provide the information could result in a fine of up to £1,000.