2018 Annual Canvass

Electoral Registration 2018

Each year, by law, Watford Borough Council conduct an annual canvass of the borough in order to update the electoral register. 

As part of this we must contact every property to find out if there are any changes to the household so we can remove the details of people who no longer live there and invite new occupants to register individually. 

Household Enquiry Form 

Household Enquiry Forms are being sent out during August. Please make sure that you respond to it as soon as you can, even if there are no changes to be made to the pre-printed details. It is a legal requirement and you can be fined up to £1,000 for not doing so. This will also help us save money as if you do not respond we are required to send you a reminder form and undertake personal visits to obtain the information.

Please note that the Household Enquiry Form is not a registration form. Anyone added to the details pre-printed on the form will also need to register individually online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Registering to vote means you have a right to vote in elections and can also improve your credit rating.

What do I need to do?

To respond you need to make a note of your security code printed on the front of the form and choose one of the options below.

If all the details remain the same you must now confirm this by either:

  • Visiting http://www.elecreg.co.uk/watford or
  • Calling 0808 284 1419 (English) or 0808 284 1419 (Gujarati, Urdu or Punjabi)
  • Texting both parts of your security code separated by a space to 07786 209420 (charges may apply)

If the details need to be updated or someone needs to be added or removed you need to let us know by:

Alternatively, you may complete the form and post it back in the envelope provided however it will save the council money if you use one of the above options.

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