South and Vale residents urged to confirm their details

Released on July 31, 2018

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are urged to respond to a yellow or white letter which will arrive through their letter boxes during August.

The 'Household Enquiry Form' requires people to confirm who currently lives in their property.

As soon as people get their letter they should visit to confirm their details are correct or, if not, provide the correct information.  You will need the code on the letter to do this.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils need this information to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so in future elections, including the district, town and parish elections happening in May 2019.Yellow letter front page 2018

Important – by law, each household must confirm their details, even if they are correct.  Anyone who fails to do so could be fined up to £1,000.

Residents who do not have access to the internet can confirm their details by completing and returning the form that comes with the letter. If your details are correct you can confirm this by phone or text – the details required for this are included on the letter.

If a household doesn’t respond they will receive reminder letters.  Council staff will also visit properties which haven’t responded by the Autumn to confirm the details.

Margaret Reed, Electoral Registration Officer for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, said: "As soon as you get your letter please confirm your details.  By law you must do this, even if all the information is correct. If you respond immediately you will avoid receiving reminder letters, or even a visit to your property.  The easiest way to confirm your details is by doing it online, it really is very quick and easy to do."