Hertsmere residents are being urged to update their postal voting records to ensure they are still able to vote in upcoming elections.
The Elections Team at Hertsmere Borough Council is currently conducting the 2023 Annual Postal Vote Refresh, calling on voters who applied for a postal vote between January 31, 2017 and January 30, 2018 to update their details.
This is because when you complete a postal vote, you are required to provide a date of birth and signature on a postal vote statement. These are compared against the date of birth and signature provided on your original application form. If they match, then your postal vote will be accepted, and your ballot paper included in the count, if they do not match, then your postal vote will be rejected.
Sam Langford, electoral services manager, said: “If you do not return the form to the council, then your postal vote will be cancelled, and you will no longer be able to vote by post. If, after your postal vote has been cancelled you wish to vote by post in future, you will need to make a fresh application. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday, April 18, 11 working days prior to an election.”
To apply for a waiver, cancel a postal vote or to change any details, for example where the postal vote is sent, contact our elections team by returning the form to the council or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with more details.