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Why we have sent you an email

Household enquiry forms

Household enquiry forms (HEFs) were sent to some electors by email in July.

The link to respond to your email HEF has now closed. If you haven't yet responded we'll send you a paper form in August.

Invitations to register

If you, or anyone else in your household is added to a HEF, we must contact you and invite you to register to vote. If your HEF response included your email address, we will send the invitation by email, rather than post.

The email should come from '' and the subject should be 'DO NOT IGNORE: Your invitation to register to vote is inside this email'.

The link will take you to a secure website to complete your registration.

Opt out

Your HEF will state whether or not you're on the Open Register.

Electoral registration is an individual matter, so we can't make Open Register changes for people without their permission. If you're the person that completed the HEF and you changed your Open Register preference, we'll make that change right away. If someone else filled in the form however, we'll contact you and ask for your permission first. If your HEF response included your email address, we'll contact you by email, rather than post.

Please complete the form attached to your email and send it to the email or postal address in the message.

You don't need to give a reason for opting out of the Open Register and removing your name doesn't affect your right to vote.

How we obtained your email address

We have collected your email address when you completed a form such as a HEF, registration form or postal vote application form, and completed the optional section to give your email address. We don't collect your email address when you send emails to us, or any other council department.

By allowing us to email you, you are helping to save money and paper as we would have to print and post a form to you otherwise. We don't email you often, but if you don't want us to contact you by email, you can unsubscribe. Please include your name and address in the message and we'll remove your email address from our records.

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