Don’t lose your right to vote

7 August 2017

Residents across Newark and Sherwood are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.

Household Enquiry Forms are being sent out to all households across the district and voters are being urged to complete the registration process online.

The quickest and easiest way for properties to respond is online at and can be used to confirm if all details are correct or to make any changes. The automated telephone and text services can be used if there are no changes. Please respond immediately to avoid reminders or personal visits.

As well as ensuring people have their right to vote, responding immediately will help Newark and Sherwood District Council  save money by not having to send reminders or make personal visits.

If any names are added to the household enquiry form, the newly added people will receive an individual registration form in the post. However, the quickest and easiest way to apply to register is online at You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth, and your National Insurance number and a few other details. You can find your National Insurance number on payslips, National Insurance card or pension slips. You can find more information about registering to vote at

If you do not register, you will not be able to vote in any elections. Not only will you not be able to have a say at future elections, but if you don’t respond to requests for information from us, you could be at risk of getting fined £80. The register is often used by credit reference agencies and mortgage companies. These companies check the register when people apply for credit, to prevent fraud.

You are eligible to be registered if you are over the age of 18 or will soon be 18, a British, Irish, Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of a member state of the European Union and a resident of the district at least six months of the year.

Newark and Sherwood District Council Business Manager for Democratic Services, Nigel Hill, said: “Online registration gives our residents a quick, easy and convenient option without having to post the form back to the council. Make sure you are registered – don’t lose your right to vote!”

Any enquiries please contact: Elections & Electoral Registration Office, Telephone Helpline: 01636 655459 or 

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