We have recently sent emails to some households to check whether we have the right people registered to vote at the address. These emails can be responded to online via the Household Response website
Current Elections and Referendums
The Government has postponed the Police and Crime Commissioner Election scheduled for Thursday 7 May 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This election will now take place on Thursday 6 May 2021, alongside Worcestershire County Council elections.
Register to Vote
The fastest method is to register online at GOV UK
Important: you will need your national insurance number in order to register. If you have not got a national insurance number, or have lost it, please contact 01684 862200.
Usually within three to six weeks of the Electoral Registration Officer receiving your application your name will be added to the Register of Electors as long as your details can be correctly verified.
We will write and confirm that your name has been added to the Register.
During an election period there is a special deadline by which names can be added to the register.
Please see the relevant Notice of Elections for details of the deadline for applications to be made.
Annual Canvass 2020
Each year we write out to all households to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to inform us of any changes. This year, as part of the Government’s canvass reform programme, we will be using data and electronic communication, such as email and text messaging, to make the process simpler.
This means you may receive a text, email or letter from us asking you to check who we have registered and tell us about any changes.
This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing. Please consider responding online, by telephone or text message wherever possible.
Voting by Post
Voting by post allows you to vote at home without needing to visit a polling station. Before each election we will send your ballot paper to you in the post with a form to complete with your date of birth and signature.
You can register for a postal vote by completing a pdf postal vote application (14 KB) form.
You can register for a one-off proxy vote (this means appointing someone to vote on your behalf) by completing a pdf proxy vote application form (102 KB) .
To apply for permanent proxy vote (on grounds of employment, education or disability), please complete a permanent proxy vote application form.
The Local Government Act 2000 requires the Council to publish a pdf notice (6 KB) which sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the council to hold a referendum on whether the district should change to a different form of governance.
The minimum number, equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for Malvern Hills District Council shown in the revised register published at 15 February 2020, is 3126.
This is the minimum number of signatures needed to support any petitions to the council submitted between 31 March 2020 and before 1 April 2021.
A new number will be published in February 2021 and if the number is less than 3126 then the new number will apply from the date published.
Register of Electors
The Register of Electors contains the names and addresses of everyone living in the district who are eligible to vote (British, Commonwealth and citizens of other European Union Members States). In order to vote your name must be on the Register of Electors for the area in which you live.
The information contained within the Register can only be used for certain purposes such as elections, law enforcement and credit referencing.