Annual Voting Registration
Annual Voter Registration forms were sent to every addresses on 1 October, with reminders on 1 November.
If we have still not received a response from you, a personal canvasser will visit your property between 22 November and 8 December to help you complete this compulsory information.
If you have recently moved and have not returned a registration form for your new home, complete and return a voting registration form(pdf, 43KB) to update your details and ensure you don’t lose your right to vote.
How to respond
Option 1: No changes
If the details printed on your form are correct and no changes are needed, use your unique security codes on it to renew your registration online.
You can also use the security codes on your form to renew no changes via our Touch Tone phone service on 0808 284 1495 (freephone), or by text 0753 741 0062 (to be excluded from the version for sale), 0778 620 9406 (to include your details in the version for sale).
The website for our online renewal can also be accessed directly at https://elecreg.co.uk/lbrut.
Option 2: To make changes
If you need to make any changes to the details on your form, please amend it as instructed, sign and post it back to Electoral Services in the prepaid envelope.
If you don't have the annual registration form for your address, please print off and complete and return a voting registration form(pdf, 43KB).
If you do not respond
- All names at your address will be deleted so nobody there will be allowed to vote
- You may be fined up to £5,000, because it is an offence to refuse to register or to intentionally give false information.
- We are obliged to visit your property in person to confirm the current details
- You will not be on the list given to credit reference agencies, which may damage your ability to obtain credit, open bank accounts, prove your identity and access services
The form must list the names of everyone living in your household aged 16 and above, stating each nationality (or dual nationalities if applicable). Tenants and lodgers permanently living at each address must be included as the register is of all qualifying residents - not who owns each property. Even if you do not think any residents are eligible to vote, you must still complete the form, sign it and return it. One person can do it on behalf of the whole household.
The revised Register of Electors ('Electoral Roll') will be published on 17 Februrary 2014, using this up-to-date information from every home.
Paying Council Tax does not register you to vote; electoral information is a separate record.
Frequently asked questions
If you are having problems or are unsure about the Annual Registration you can view our frequently asked questions page for help.