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Elections and Voting

Titchfield Neighbourhood Planning Referendum - 18 July 2019

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Fareham Borough Council Polling Districts and Polling Places Review 2019

Gosport Borough Council Polling Districts and Polling Places Review 2019 External Hyperlink


Titchfield Neighbourhood Planning Referendum - Thursday 18 July 2019 (7am-10pm)

Referendum Result


Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019

Every 5 years a review PDF (39 KB) must be carried out of polling districts and polling places. Wards are divided in to polling districts and each polling district has a designated polling place. You can check which ward you live in here. A polling place is the location or premises in which a polling station is located. A polling station is the desk where you cast your vote. The review takes in many factors, including feedback from the public. Everyone in the boroughs of Fareham and Gosport (Stubbington and Hill Head wards are in Gosport constituency) is invited to comment on all polling districts and polling places in Fareham. Please click here to visit the page dedicated to the review where you can find out more about the review timetable, current polling districts and polling places PDF (1 MB) in Fareham, and how to submit your comments.

Household Enquiry Form External Hyperlink

All households in Fareham are sent a Household Enquiry Form every summer to check the electoral register is correct. We have to send this each year by law and there is a legal requirement to respond. Details of what to do and how to respond are on your form. The easiest and quickest way to respond is online at External Hyperlink (you will need the security code on your form when you log in).

Privacy Notice

Electoral Services will only use your information for electoral purposes and it will be kept secure in accordance with data protection legislation. The lawful basis to collect your information is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and exercise of official authority as vested in the Electoral Registration Officer as set out in the Representation of the People Act 1983 and associated regulations. The Electoral Registration Officer is the Data Controller: Peter Grimwood, Civic Offices, Fareham, Hants, PO16 7AZ, tel 01329 236100. Please see the Fareham Borough Council Privacy Notice for further information relating to the processing of personal data.

Register to vote online

Click here External Hyperlink to register to vote. You will need your date of birth and national insurance number and it only takes around 3 minutes. To verify your identity, the data you provide will be processed by the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service managed by the Cabinet Office. As part of this process your data will be shared with the Department of Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office suppliers that are data processors for the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service. You can find more information about this here: External Hyperlink.

Authorised canvassers are currently visiting homes to complete voter registrations.

They have official identification and will take only a couple of minutes of your time to make sure the electoral register is correct for your address.

Electoral registration and voting

It is important that you know if you are eligible to vote and if you are to make sure you are registered to vote at your address. If you have moved house you need to Register to Vote External Hyperlink, even if you pay Council Tax at your new property, because nobody is automatically registered to vote. Registering is easy - you can register online or you can call the elections office for a paper form to be posted to you. You will need your national insurance number, date of birth and address. Please follow the links below to find out more:

(all application forms can be scanned and e-mailed to us or posted)

The electoral register is updated every month and these updates are also sent to credit reference agencies once a month. There are cut-off dates listed below so you can see the deadlines that apply to each monthly update. Most applications go through without needing evidence of identity (this is done via your national insurance number and date of birth) but sometimes ID is needed and you will be notified in writing if this applies to you.

Once your application has been accepted and no-one has objected to your application you will appear on the electoral register on the next publication date. You will be notified in writing when this happens. Please note that in the run up to an election, you will only be able to vote in that election if your name has been added to the register at least 12 working days before the election. The monthly register publication dates for 2019 are:

To appear on this month's register (publication date): You must have applied to register to vote by this date (conditions apply):
December (Saturday 1 December 2018) Thursday 22 November 2018
January (Wednesday 2 January 2019) Tuesday 11 December 2018
February (Friday 1 February 2019) Thursday 10 January 2019
March (Friday 1 March 2019) Thursday 7 February 2019
April (Monday 1 April 2019) Friday 8 March 2019
May (Wednesday 1 May 2019) Tuesday 9 April 2019
June (Monday 3 June 2019) Friday 10 May 2019
July (Monday 1 July 2019) Friday 7 June 2019
August (Thursday 1 August 2019) Wednesday 10 July 2019
September (Monday 2 September 2019) Friday 9 August 2019
October - No register published in October No register published in October due to Annual Canvass
November - No register published in November No register published in November due to Annual Canvass
December (Sunday 1 December 2019) Friday 22 November 2019

Annual canvass

Every summer you will be sent a Household Enquiry Form as part of the annual canvass which takes place to ensure that the register is up-to-date. The form is a legal document that you must complete every year or you risk dropping off the electoral register. Due to annual canvass there are no monthly updates to credit reference agencies during October or November as a new register is published on 1 December each year.

You can complete your Household Enquiry Form using the security code printed on the form at External Hyperlink, by phone, by text or by completing and returning the paper form using the pre-paid envelope provided. Full details are on the form and you can call the Elections team on 01329 824588 if you have any questions.

Electoral register

There are two versions of the register - the full register and the open register. The full register is strictly controlled and can only be used for elections, detecting crime such as fraud, calling people for jury service and credit referencing. The open register is optional so you can choose not to be on it. The open register can be sold on to third parties such as businesses and charities. If you chose not to be on the open register your right to vote will not be affected. To check if you are on the open register or to opt-out please contact the elections office. You will need to opt-out again if you ever need to re-register such as when you move home.

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Wards and Ward Boundaries

Elections employment opportunities

The Returning Officer for Fareham needs people to carry out various duties at election time which is nearly always the first Thursday in May. This may involve working at a polling station which is open from 7am to 10pm, assisting with postal votes or counting ballot papers.

Job Descriptions

If you are at least 18 years old and interested in working for us at election time please complete an Application Form for Election Duties



Contact Details

Tel: 01329 824588

Fax: 01329 824505

Election Services, Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7AZ

Monday to Friday 8:45am-5:15pm 


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