|Residents urged to respond to the Household Enquiry Form
The annual household registration letters are currently being sent to more than 140,000 homes in Wigan Borough.
Residents are being reminded to respond or complete the forms as early as possible so that they don’t receive a reminder in September. Phone or online responses need to be completed by Monday 22nd August. This is the quickest way to respond taking only a couple of minutes to complete.
Residents returning Household Enquiry Forms by post will need to do so by Friday 18th August to allow enough time to return the letter.
Residents whose personal circumstances have changed recently, for example if they have got married, moved house or turned 16, must respond online or via post.
Those whose circumstances haven’t changed still need to respond and the quickest way to do so is by phone or online.
Donna Hall, Chief Executive and Electoral Registration Officer at Wigan Council, said: “By law every household must respond. It is so important that everyone who is eligible makes sure they are on the Electoral Register.
“Last year we had one of the highest return rates of 86 per cent compared to the rest of Greater Manchester which is fantastic. We would like to do even better this year.
“It’s vital that residents make sure they are signed up as the Electoral Register is used for credit checks and if you are not on the register you may find it harder to get a loan, mortgage, finance agreement or even a mobile phone contract.
“As part of The Deal we encourage as many people as possible to have their say by making their voice heard at the ballot box.”
To register by phone call 0800 197 9871 or online by visiting www.householdresponse.com/wigancouncil quoting the unique reference number on your Household Enquiry Form.