Don’t ignore voter registration emails from the Council
22 June 2021
Residents in Richmond upon Thames are urged to look out for their annual voter registration email from the Council and do not delete the message as spam.
Over the next few weeks, residents will receive emails with their registration information – inviting them to make sure that their information is up to date. With elections taking place in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in May 2022, it is important that residents do not ignore these communications.
The annual canvass ensures that the Richmond Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.
Mike Gravatt, Electoral Registration Officer at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames said:
'It’s important that residents do not delete these messages from the Council so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the borough.
'If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.'
When you are contacted, if you need to make a change to your registration information, please respond as soon as possible. It will make sure the process runs smoothly. It also means there will be no need for additional contact. If people do not respond, they will be sent a paper form to their home address, followed by a personal visit if necessary. Residents are encouraged to respond to the email as quickly as possible, to avoid un-necessary costs to the Council.
People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and check the details.
Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to check that the e-mail is authentic, go to our annual household canvass page.
Up to: June 2021
Updated: 22 June 2021