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Residents asked to ensure they are registered to vote

5 August 2015

Households in Allerdale will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

This is part of Allerdale Borough Council’s annual voter registration canvass.

The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date as well as identify any residents who are not registered and encourage them to do so. Therefore all residents can help by responding promptly to the household enquiry form that will be delivered to your address on or after 8 August 2015. 

If you have moved house, or have been added to the household enquiry form, you still need to register-to-vote individually. The Government has also announced that the transition to this new type of registration – called Individual Electoral Registration (IER) – will complete at the end of this year. This means that anyone registered under the old household registration system, and not re-registered under IER, will be removed from the electoral register. This affects approximately1,200 people in our area and it means it is really important for residents to respond to the forms we are sending out.

Andrew Seekings, Electoral Registration Officer at Allerdale Borough Council said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and reply as appropriate.”

“If you’re not currently registered, we’ll send you information explaining how to do this or you can just go online to apply to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .”

With Police and Crime Commissioner elections and the EU referendum taking place before the end of 2017, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that when any elections take place they are able to take part.

Any residents who have any questions can contact the elections team at 01900 702 550 and elections@allerdale.gov.uk . There is also more information on our website: http://www.allerdale.gov.uk/ .

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