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Register of Electors FAQ's

Questions

Can I/why can't I view the Register of Electors online?

Due to electoral legislation contained in the Representation of the People Act 2000 the Register of Electors cannot be made available online.

A hard copy can be viewed under supervision at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF during normal office hours.  


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I have changed my name by Deed Poll; What should I do?

We will need to update our records with your change of name.

Please contact Electoral Services on 01268 882200 or email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk  We will send you a change of name form for your completion to send back to us with a copy of your Deed Poll.

Please Note: We are unable to change your details from information given over the telephone.


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Can I/we be on the Register of Electors anonymously?

Please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone us on 01268 882200 for further assistance.


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I have recently married and changed my name; What should I do?

We will need to update our records with your change of name.

Please contact Electoral Services on 01268 882200 or email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk  We will send you a change of name form for your completion to send back to us with a copy of your marriage certificate.

Please Note: We are unable to change your details from information given over the telephone.


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I would like to apply for a Postal or Proxy vote.

An application to vote by post must be received by 5pm 11 days before the date of the poll.

An application to vote by proxy must be received by 5pm 6 days before the date of the poll.

Application forms can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Alternatively please email to request a form (including your name and address) elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone us on 01268 882200.

Where can I view the Register of Electors?

A hard copy can be viewed under supervision at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF during normal office hours. 

Due to electoral legislation contained in the Representation of the People Act 2000 the Register of Electors cannot be made available online.


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Where can I find historic/old Register of Electors?

These can be viewed by visiting the Essex Records Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT or online www.essex.gov.uk Their email address is ero.enquiry@essex.gov.uk and their telephone number is 01245 244644.


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I am trying to trace someone - can you help me?

We are unable to provide you with information due to electoral legislation contained in the Representation of the People Act 2000.

However, a hard copy of the electoral register can be viewed under supervision at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF during normal office hours.


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How do I acquire evidence that I am on the Register of Electors.

Please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone us on 01268 882200 so that we can check you are on the Register of Electors

If we are able to confirm you are on the Register of Elector we will send you a Certificate of Residency (there may be a charge for this service)

To register please visit the Government website www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and complete the online registration form, each applicant is required to provide their National Insurance Number and date of birth.

Alternatively you can contact Electoral Services on 01268 882200 for an application form.


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I have just applied for credit and have been told I am not on the Register of Electors.

Please email (including your name and address) elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone us on 01268 882200 so that we can check you are on the Register of Electors. If we are able to confirm this we will send you a Certificate of Residency (there may be a charge for this service).

If you are not registered you can visit the Government website at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and complete the online registration form. Each applicant is required to provide their National Insurance Number and date of birth.

Alternatively you can contact Electoral Services on 01268 882200 who will send you an application form.


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Am I on the Register of Electors?

We will need to check this for you as this information cannot be made available online.

Please email (including your name and address) elections@castlepoint.gov.uk, or telephone us on 01268 882200.

The Register is updated at the beginning of each month except for October and November. During this time we are required to contact every household to update the Register in preparation for the publication of the new Register on the 1st December.


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I would like to be included on the Register of Electors

To register please visit the Government website www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and complete the online registration form, each applicant is required to provide their National Insurance Number and date of birth.

Alternatively, you can contact Electoral Services on 01268 882200 who will send you an application form.


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