Voters are being urged to check their details are correct to enable them to take part in any upcoming elections.

Last month St Albans City and District and Council sent 59,000 forms to homes in the area to allow residents to make sure their information is up to date.

This is part of the council’s annual drive to keep voter details up to date and it’s necessary for each resident of the address to be registered to vote in the District Council’s election next year.

More than 33,000 households have already completed the enquiry forms to ensure that their opportunity to vote next year is not lost.

If there are no changes this must be confirmed online at or via text or Freephone to the number on the form.

Research shows that those who have recently moved are more likely to lose their vote because of inaccurate information than those who have stayed in the same place.

Electoral Registration Officer for St Albans City and District Council Mike Lovelady said: “Thousands of people have already returned their forms and we welcome that.

“However, there are still many out there who haven’t done so. We would remind them to do so now as this is very important. If you are not on the electoral register, you will not be entitled to vote at any future elections.

“It will only take a few minutes to check and confirm that all the details are correct or make any necessary amendments.

“If your name is not on the form, you’re not registered to vote and you then need to let us know that. You will then be sent a second form inviting you to register to vote.

“You will need to complete this to vote in elections or you can register online to vote at”

For more information contact the elections team by email on or by calling 01727 819294.