Make sure you have a vote
Annual register of electors
The Register of Electors is
published annually. The electoral register is a list of
everyone who is entitled to vote. Every property within the Borough
is sent a form to register each autumn. In 2012 the register
will be published on 16 October.
By law, the 'full' version of the
register is only available for public inspection under
supervised access which is available at the Borough Offices.
It is also provided to political parties, credit referencing
agencies and the police. The 'edited' register is
available for public inspection at the Council's one stop shops,
local libraries and post offices. It is also available to buy.
Residents are encouraged to
register, not only to give themselves the opportunity to vote but,
because many credit companies and building societies use
the register to confirm residence when considering
applications for finance. If a person's name does not appear on the
register they may find it more difficult to obtain a loan, bank
account or even a mobile phone.
Registration is easy. If your name is not on the register you
should contact the Council for a rolling registration form.
Registration will take between six and
Unable to vote in person?
Any person on the electoral
register can apply for a postal vote for any election. This is
where your ballot paper will be sent to your address about a week
before the election and all you need to do is mark the ballot paper
and send it back in the envelope provided. The closing date for
postal applications is 11 working days before the
You may wish to appoint a proxy to vote on
your behalf for reasons such as phyical incapacity or
your occupation or employment. Voting by proxy is where you
appoint someone to vote on your behalf. They will go to your
polling station and complete your ballot paper for you.
If you do then please
complete and return a proxy application form to the Council.
Applications for a proxy
vote for a particular election must specify the circumstances by
which the applicant cannot vote in person.
Rolling registration forms,
postal vote forms and proxy vote forms may be downloaded from the
box on the right of this page or collected from the
Borough Offices or from the Council's one stop shops.
Please return completed forms to: Electoral Registration, Borough
of Broxbourne, Borough Offices, Bishops' College, Churchgate,
Cheshunt, Herts EN8 9XQ
If you need any further information regarding elections or
electoral registration, please telephone the Council on 01992
785555 ext 5719.