Advice for Teddington postal voters
By adam_leone | Monday, January 28, 2013, 11:50
People in Teddington are being advised to supply fresh signature if their applications are five years old.
All absent voters have to provide some personal details in order to make postal or proxy voting at elections secure.
As part of this process all applications must include a signature and date of birth.
The information on the forms is stored electronically and used to compare against the signature and date of birth given on the statement returned with postal votes at all elections.
Around 10,800 postal voters will be sent a letter and form requesting a refreshed new signature.
The distribution of the letter and refresher forms will start on the 31 January 2013.
Electors must respond by supplying a new signature on the form enclosed in six weeks or their postal vote will be cancelled.
Electors are able to request a new postal vote application form to re-apply at any time.
If you are unable to provide a signature for whatever reason, please contact Electoral Services on 0208 891 7145.