EC Data Breach
Information for residents: Electoral Commission Cyber Attack.
On Tuesday 8 August, the Electoral Commission announced that it had experienced a cyber attack and data breach, first identified in October 2022.
Last updated: 14 November 2023
Next review: 14 November 2024
Every year, by law we must contact addresses in Waltham Forest to confirm everyone who's eligible to register to vote. We will start this year’s canvass at the end of July.
Your household will receive either:
How to respond:
You can confirm and update your household details by either:
Remember, you can be fined up to £1,000 if you fail to provide the information we ask for. If you give us false information, the penalty is up to 51 weeks in prison, or an unlimited on conviction.