The turnout in elections, particularly local elections, has decreased steadily over the years in Harlow. The same picture is seen nationally.
At the local elections in May 2021, the voter turnout in Harlow were as follows:
District – 32.42%
County – 32.41%
Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner – 32.35%
The Council is undertaking a review to better understand why residents feel disconnected from local politics; and why the turnout in the local elections were lower than for the national elections. As part of this review, the Council has devised a questionnaire to establish the reasons residents are not voting in local elections.
The questionnaire will run from 20 September 2021 to 1 November 2021.
The questionnaire will be available on the Council’s website, sent by email to those who have provided an email to Electoral Registration. Hard copies will also be available at Contact Harlow.
If you have any queries about the questionnaire, you can contact:
Alison Hodgson (01279) 446038 email@example.com
Adam Rees (01279) 446057 firstname.lastname@example.org
This questionnaire is intended to be anonymous, and we do not wish to collect any personal information that can identify you as an individual. However there are parts of the questionnaire where you may end up providing this information (such as sections stating, ‘if yes provide details below’ and so on).
Where you provide any personal information within this questionnaire that could identify you or another person as an individual, it will be kept confidential and will be securely deleted as soon as we become aware of it.
Your completed questionnaire will be shared with our chosen service provider for surveys and questionnaires, Smart Survey in accordance with our Data Sharing Agreement with them.
For more information on how we collect, use, and protect personal information generally, as well as your rights as a data subject please view our main privacy notice on our website by visiting http://www.harlow.gov.uk/privacy-notice