Don’t lose your right to vote

Published Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
A person voting
A ballot box

Residents are being urged not to lose their right to vote as the annual electoral canvass begins.

Over the next two weeks all Rotherham households will be getting a letter through their door asking them to confirm who is eligible to vote in the property. This means they can then be included on the new Register of Electors which will be published on 1 December 2019.

Next May will see all Council seats in Rotherham up for the public vote as well as Parish, Town Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place. Therefore this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part in these elections.

The form ensures that Rotherham 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.

Sharon Kemp, Rotherham Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer said: “We need people’s help to make sure we have everyone registered to vote who is eligible.

“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 the borough. The next schedules elections take place in May 2020, so make sure you can have your say at the elections. Simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.”

Residents should respond to the Household Enquiry Form whether there are changes to the information it contains or not. If forms are not returned, reminders will be sent and a canvasser may be sent out to help make sure residents return the form.

If any new people have been added to a household enquiry form, they must now register to vote themselves; they can now go online to register themselves or they will be sent an invitation to register form.

The quickest and easiest way to respond is either online or by phone and the details for this are included on the form.

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 the Electoral Services team at:

Email Electoral Services

Register a new householder to vote here