Election 2019: Why you NEED to respond to this council letter – or risk £1,000 fine  – News 247

Election 2019: Why you NEED to respond to this council letter – or risk £1,000 fine – News 247

  20 Nov 2019   , ,

 Election 2019 promises to be one of the most important in modern British politics, with many people treating the occasion as a second referendum Millions of people are expected to vote this year, with the register to vote deadline fast approaching on November 26 One letter is coming to some UK households this month concerning registered voters and ignoring it could cost up to £1,000   Some households in the UK will receive a household enquiry form in the post this month  The form, otherwise known as a HEF, arrives between July and November and is sent by local councils  The HEF lists registered voters per household and asks people to check and update accompanying information  Recipients are asked to confirm if the information is correct, or outline changes to household composition   READ MORE Nigel Farage to miss out on seats due to huge campaign mistake  If someone has moved out or into the home, the HEF form requires this is made clear  If no changes are necessary, then the form must still be sent back with this made clear  People can respond in several different ways, including online, via text and by sending the letter back in the accompanying pre-paid envelope  Regardless of how, the form must be filled out and returned, however.  Those who do not fill out and send back the form could be left with a fine of £1,000, as it requires a response by law  Talking to the Sun, Megan French, senior news writer at MoneySavingExpert.com, said those who have binned the letter still have time to set things right  She said: “It may look like junk mail, but it’s really important you don’t ignore this form as by law you must respond to it – in the worst case you could face a fine if you don’t  “Though it goes to everyone in the UK, it’s sent by individual councils, so carefully check the deadline and instructions from your council – particularly what you should do if there are no changes ”  READ MORE John Bercow to join Sky News on election night – viewers furious  “If you think you might have binned your form, get in touch with your council for a new one ” Local councils send out reminder HEF forms to households from which they have not received a response  While politicians campaign to have as many people’s votes as possible, there is one organisation which is reaching certain types of voters more than any party  Vote For Your Future is an organisation dedicated to ensuring young people in the UK register to vote, regardless of party identity   Trending  The organisation is ”reaching more young people than any of the main political parties” according to its founder, 22-year-old Lara Spirit  She said a lot of young people are concerned with issues facing the UK today, including climate change and knife crime, but lack the electoral mobilisation  MS Spirit said: “It is very key that all the protests in the last year aren’t seen as an alternative to electoral politics but a central part of it  “While a lot of young people are interested in particular issues, they do not always make the connection with them and voting ”

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