Letters are being issued to all households from the 17th August to gather information about everyone who lives there. With local elections taking place in Sheffield in May 2019, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part and have their say.
The form ensures that Sheffield City 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. Registering will mean residents can take part in any future elections.
John Mothersole, Chief Executive and returning officer at Sheffield City Council, said:
It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible so that we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Sheffield.
Sheffielders have a strong voice and we want everyone to have their say, but if you’re not on the electoral register you won’t be able to vote. Please check your forms and respond as soon as you can.
The easiest and quickest way to respond is online and full instructions will be provided in your letters.
Residents are being asked to check and respond to their forms quickly and encouraged to respond online as this is the easiest way for individuals and for the council to manage the responses. Responding quickly will also prevent unnecessary reminder letters being issued.
People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details.
For more information about registering to vote visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/sheffvotes or contact Sheffield City Council’s Electoral Services on 0114 2734093.