Don’t bin your Household Enquiry Form – here’s why

Dog with Household Enquiry Form

From the 17th July 2017 we will be sending out the Household Enquiry Forms to all homes in Kirklees.

Even if nothing has changed you DO need to respond.  It’s easy enough to let us know – you can do it online, by telephone, by text message or by post.

If you don’t respond you may not be able to vote in elections.  It may also affect your chances of getting a mobile phone contract, a mortgage or even opening a bank account.

If there is anyone over 16 in the household who is not on the form, let us know, so that they won’t be missing out!

Individual Electoral Registration means that every individual is personally responsible for being on the electoral register.  Government rules mean you could be fined £1,000 if you don’t respond.

Do it early and help us save money, so we don’t have to send you costly reminders!

 

8 comments

  • alison mcalpine

    Waist of time and money in my opinion.

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    • Hi Alison, it’s the only method of checking the electoral register each year, otherwise we wouldn’t know that ballot papers are being sent to the right people in the right place. It costs us far less if people reply to this first letter than if we have to send reminders etc.

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  • It would cost even less still if the Govt. finally made the jump into the 21st century and made the voting recording system electronic. Just come in, register who you are by showing a picture ID, (or thumb print, therefore allowing you to build up the police identification systems as you go), and the computer checks you off as you enter so no one can nick your vote elsewhere. From experience within the computing and software profession, I know that it is not actually nearly as hard or complicated as it sounds to make a system like that that works… if schools can do it to keep track on who has eaten what for their dinner, I’m sure the govt. can sort this out, if only it could find the innovation. Think of all the trees that would save…

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  • I Totally agree with Alison Mcalpine , What’s the point waste of time & money fining people a £1000 pounds WHERE’S THE GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD SHOULD NT HAVE TO BE FORCED TO DO ANYTHING WE DNT , I HAVEN’T VOTED FOR 25 YEARS COS FIRSTLY U DNT LISTEN AS A GOVERNMENT,
    & FOR DOING DEWSBURY MARKET UP ,WHOM ARE U DOING THIS FOR , COS IT’S NOT FOR PEOPLE WHOM WAS BROUGT UP AROUND HERE ,ALL THEM DAYS HAVE GONE & ASK YOUR SELF’S WHY

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  • Helen O'Sullivan

    I’ve lost my form can you send me another please?

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  • Tried to respond online but when i visited or should i say tried to visit http://www.householdresponse.com/kirklees it would only allow me to register and not respond. Sort it out as i had to phone in the end. Very annoying.

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  • I have tried more than half a dozen times to respond by internet. Why can’t this be simplified ? There is no way that I can even get through to even entering my security code. I am aged over eighty, is this ever taken into account when designing these forms ?

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