85,000 Herefordshire households have now started receiving Household Enquiry Forms to ensure the new Electoral Register, published in February 2017, is up to date.
The Register is used by companies and organisations for credit checks and to verify personal details required when people open bank accounts, seek credit and want to enter various kinds of contracts.
It is a legal requirement for households to respond to the form and update the information held. It also helps ensure residents have the right to vote.
Colette Maund, Electoral Services Manager, said: “This year we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for people in Herefordshire to complete the form. They can do this online, or by phone or text – they can even use the post if none of the electronic methods are suitable. But using the post costs the Council more money both in postage and time”.
More information and contact details can be found on www.herefordshire.gov.uk/elections