It’s Yellow Letter Day – Residents Are Urged to Confirm Details

Residents in Henley are urged to respond to a yellow letter which will arrive through their letter boxes in the coming days.

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

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

South Oxfordshire District Council 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.

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 yellow 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 said: “As soon as you get your yellow 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.”

1 comment
  1. David Nimmo-Smith says:

    It is not until you read the 4th paragraph that you realise that it is to ensure that people are on the electoral roll and are able to vote.


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