Electoral Registration

Postal Vote Refresh 2020

It is that time of year when Electoral Services undertakes the annual Postal Vote Refresh, where existing postal voters are asked to update their details in order to continue voting by post ... more

Household Notification Letter (HNL) 2020

Electoral Services are writing to every residential property in the district to confirm who is on the electoral register at that address. This will help residents make sure the correct information is on the electoral register for the District Council and Police & Crime Commissioner elections taking place on Thursday 7 May 2020.

Please note if there are no changes to your Household Notification Letter (HNL) you DO NOT need to send the form back.

What should I do if I need to add my name to the register?

If your name does not appear you should apply immediately by going to as the process can take several weeks.

What should I do if I need to remove the name of someone who has moved out?

  • send an email to giving your name, the address of the property, the names of the individual(s) who need to be removed (and their forwarding address, if known): or
  • post or hand-deliver to Electoral Services, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1RL. You will have to pay postage.

I have changed my name, what should I do?

In order to change your name on the electoral register, you will need to provide evidence of your name change, for example a marriage certificate or deed poll. Please email a copy of your evidence, alongside details of your address and how you would like your name to appear to

My nationality has changed what should I do?

If your nationality has changed you should go to and make a new application.

Some of the information is incorrect (eg the spelling of a name), what should I do?

Go to and inform us of the correct spelling as this may be due to an administration error.

I am about to move, what should I do?

As soon as you move, apply to register at your new address by visiting When completing your application you must ensure you provide your old address when prompted so that your name is not on the register in two places.

I don’t believe I am eligible to vote, do I need to take any action?

A list of eligible nationalities is available on the Electoral Commission website at

If you do not qualify, you do not need to do anything.

Once I’ve let you know I am resident, am I automatically registered?

No, you cannot be added to the register without completing an individual registration application.  The quickest way to get register is by going online at

I have received an invitation to register paper form; do I need to complete this form?

If you have not registered online at then you need to complete a paper copy, but the quickest way to register is by going online.

How do I change my current voting method to either postal or polling station?

If you will like to cancel your postal vote, then e-mail us at and we will cancel it for you.

If you would like to apply for a postal or proxy vote then download the relevant form from our website at and send the completed form to as a scanned attachment.

You can also post or hand-deliver to: Electoral Services, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1RD.

We have not provided a reply envelope as we would prefer you to make any changes to registering using the contact details above. If you do post a form back to us please ensure it has the correct postage paid. 



Three Rivers District Council


The new Register of Electors was published on the 1 November 2019 and is available for public inspection between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) at Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth WD3 1RL. 

If a person who is qualified to be registered as an elector finds that their name is not included on the Register of Electors for the address where they normally reside, an application for inclusion should be submitted without delay. It’s quicker and more convenient to register online:

Application forms are also available from Electoral Services (details printed below) by email: or by ringing 01923 776611.

Each month I will publish a notice of the names which have been submitted for inclusion, deletion and amendment in the Notice of Alteration. Any elector wishing to lodge an objection to an entry in the Notice must do so in writing not later than 5 days from the day the application is included on the List of Alterations.

Electoral Registration Officer

Electoral Service, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1RL

1 November 2019


The Annual Canvass 2019 Report (pdf)

Election Equality Report 2019 (pdf)

Further information for voters

Easy read guide to registering to vote (pdf)

Easy to read voting guides for all election types are available on the mencap website:

The Full and Open Registers

There are two versions of the Register. The Full Register which lists everyone who is entitled to vote is only available to certain people and organisations for specified purposes. The Open Register is available for purchase by anyone who requests it to use for any purpose. You can choose whether or not you wish your name to appear on the Open Register.

To check that you are on the Full Register, or to remove yourself from the Open Register if you have not already done so, telephone the Customer Service Centre on 01923 776611 or email

Why register?

If you are not on the Register you will not be able to vote. The Register can also be used to confirm your address if you apply for a mortgage or other forms of credit.

Methods of voting

You can vote:

  • in person at a polling station
  • by post
  • by proxy. This means someone else votes at your polling station for you.  

If you would like any help or advice on these methods of voting, or to request applications be sent to you, please telephone 01923 776611 or e-mail

Electoral Registration