One Account: Check parking permits and if you’re registered to vote
Residents in Hackney can now go online to check whether they’re registered to vote, in what is thought to be a first nationwide, as part of two new features of the Council’s One Account application.
The changes come as part of an update to One Account, which will also allow residents to check and order parking permits using the system.
One Account is the Council’s one-stop shop for services online, where residents can easily access Council services, such as Council Tax, housing repairs, business rates and Housing Benefit. It can be accessed using any computer, tablet or smartphone.
The Hackney One Account is an easy way for residents to access Council services online. Residents have told us that they’d like to be able to go online to check whether they’re registered to vote ahead of elections, which they can now do on One Account. Residents will also be able to request a postal vote online as part of the changes. The addition of the parking feature means that far more people will be able to access their Council services in one place.
As a Council, we want to get more residents using our services online, because it’s much quicker for them and costs us over eighty times less than face-to-face transactions, so our limited resources can be spent on front-line services.
The new parking feature of One Account will link directly to the eStreet system that residents already use to manage their parking permits, and will display information about their parking permits on the One Account dashboard.