Every year, by law, we carry out an annual canvas to ensure that the electoral register is up to date.
As part of this we must contact every property to find out if there are any changes to the household so we can remove the details of people who no longer live there and invite new occupants to register individually. This will take place from July to the end of November in readiness for the publication of the Register of Electors on 1 December.
Emails and paper forms have been sent out to every residential property in Brent.
Please check these communications carefully; instructions will be provided where a response is necessary.
If we do not receive a response to these communications, we will send a member of staff to visit the property to obtain a household response. Personal visits will take place from September to November. Our staff will always be wearing a Brent issued Staff ID, which you should ask to see before giving out any information.
If we hold an email address for you, we may send you an email to ask you to confirm that the details we hold for the property are correct or make changes as necessary. The email you will receive will come from: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to make any changes, you can do this online at www.registersecurely.com/brent
You will need your unique two-part security code from the email.
We will also be sending out paper forms to some properties. Detailed instructions on what action you need to take are on the form.
If a response is required, this can be done online at www.registersecurely.com/brent
You will need your unique two-part security code.
Where a response is required, please make sure that you respond to it as soon as you can, even if there are no changes, the property is empty or you are nobody is eligible to register to vote. It is a legal requirement and you can be fined up to £1000 for not doing so. This will also help us save money as if you do not respond we are required to send you a reminder form or send a canvasser to your property to obtain this information.
Please note that these forms are not registration forms, they are to collect information only.
Anyone added to the details pre-printed on the form will also need to register individually online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Registering to vote means you have a right to vote in elections and can also improve your credit rating.