HOUSEHOLDS in the borough have started to receive a form this week from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer.

The form asks residents to update or confirm that their details are correct on the electoral register, as part of the annual electoral registration canvass.

Each year a Household Enquiry Form is sent to every household to ensure the electoral register is up to date and to identify anybody who is not registered and to delete those who have left the property.

Residents must provide the information to the Electoral Registration Officer even if there are no changes to make.

Even those people who registered for the recent borough elections, will still need to confirm that their details are correct for this revised version of the register, which the electoral registration officer has to publish in December every year.

With all of the borough council seats up for election on Thursday, 2 May, 2019, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they will be able to vote.

The borough council’s electoral registration officer Melbourne Barrett said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year simply check the form when it arrives and respond as promptly as possible.

"Doing this online, by text or phone at any time day or night is the quickest and easiest way.”

The revised register of electors will be published in December 2018.

For more information call 01256 844844 or go to