Someone else in my household has received a signature refresh notice and i have not. we made our applications at the same time, so why have i not received a notice to refresh my signature?

It depends on what date you put on your absent voter application form when you signed it.

If you do not receive a signature refresh notice it is because our records show your signature is not yet 5 years old.

If you dated your form between 31 January 2008 and 30 January 2009, you will be asked to refresh your signature at the end of January 2013. If you wish to continue to be treated as an absent voter you need to provide a fresh specimen of your signature by mid March 2013 at the latest.