Watford Borough Council has now had responses to its household enquiry forms about the electoral roll from all bar about 4,000 households in the area.
The figure adds up to just 10% of the 38,500 households in Watford. However, the council would like to remind the final 10% that it is their legal duty to respond to the household enquiry forms. The forms have been sent to people who have not yet responded twice, and electoral canvassers will have been to their homes to remind them to fill them in.
Elections for Watford Borough Council and the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s office are being held in May 2016. The borough elections will be for the whole council next year following the current boundary review, with all 36 council seats up for election. Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. Anyone not listed on the household enquiry form is not registered to vote.
Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said: “We would like to thank all of the people who have responded to the forms so far. For those that haven’t, please do respond ASAP – it’s easy and can be done in a flash: Just follow the instructions on the form.”
The household enquiry forms are now being sent out for the final time to all households who have still not responded to them. Watford Borough Council is urging residents to respond to them if they haven’t done so already, as the penalty for not doing so is a £1,000 fine.