Residents urged to complete electoral registration form as soon as possible

Published: 13 August 2018

PosterResidents urged to complete electoral registration form as soon as possible

Households in Tonbridge and Malling have been sent an important electoral registration form to fill in, as the Borough Council carries out the annual process of updating its Register of Electors.

Residents must be registered to vote in order to be able to vote in future elections or in any referendum that may take place. Every household must complete the form, even if they have voted in recent elections. The form has been delivered to all homes in the borough.

The form is easy to complete – if the details already printed on the form are correct and you don’t need to make any changes, you can tell the Council online or by telephone (landline calls are free) or by text message using the details on the form. If you do have changes to make, you can respond online or by completing and returning the paper form you have received. You can also let the Council know if you would like to vote by post.

Julie Beilby, Electoral Registration Officer and Chief Executive of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, explains the process: “Completing the Household form is extremely important because we need to know who is living at your address so we can help ensure that they are registered to vote. We don’t get this information from council tax records or from any other organisations so we need to hear from you, even if you have voted in recent elections. So, please complete your form as soon as possible and make sure you don’t ‘lose your voice’ at future elections. Each response we receive now will also save the Council money, as we won’t need to send you a reminder, helping us to work in the most efficient way.”

For help and advice on registering to vote, please email voting@tmbc.gov.uk visit www.tmbc.gov.uk/voting or call 01732 876022.