Residents reminded to respond to their Household Enquiry Form

Released on September 8, 2019

Residents who haven’t responded to their yellow ‘Household Enquiry’ form are being urged to do so as soon as possible.

Last month, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils sent a yellow letter to all homes across the two districts requiring people to confirm everyone over the age of 16 who currently lives in their property.

The councils need this information to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so in any forthcoming elections.  So far more than 80,000 properties have responded.

The councils are now sending out yellow reminder letters to roughly 43,000 homes they are yet to hear from.  

As soon as people get their reminder letter, or if they can find the original letter, they should visit householdresponse.com/southandvale to confirm their details are correct or, if not, provide the correct information.  You will need the 2-part code on the letter to do this.

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 or calling the elections team at the council. If your details are correct you can confirm this by phone or text – the details required for this are included on the yellow letter.

If a household hasn’t confirmed their details by 5 October they will receive a visit from a council officer to confirm the details.

Margaret Reed, Electoral Registration Officer for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, said: “We had a great response to our first letter.  However, there’s a significant number of homes we still haven’t heard from.  If you are yet to respond please confirm or update your details as soon as possible – the easiest way to do this is by visiting householdresponse.com/southandvale.  By law you must do this, even if all the information is correct.”