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Make sure you’re eligible to vote

15 September 2014

Reminder letters will be going out this week to encourage Allerdale residents to make sure they are eligible to vote.

The UK’s electoral registration system is changing. Instead of the ‘head of the household’ registering everyone in a property, every individual is responsible for registering themselves. This is the biggest change to the electoral registration system for a century.

Many Allerdale residents have automatically moved on to the new electoral register, and many more have responded to the first postal campaign which was launched at the beginning of August. However, there are still others who remain unregistered.

Andrew Seekings, Allerdale Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Letters are going out to those Allerdale residents who have not been automatically transferred to the new system, or who have not responded to the communications we put out in August. If you have not been transferred, the letter will tell you exactly what you need to do.”

A door-to-door canvas of those addresses who have not signed up to the Individual Registration System is also due to take place in October. Those who do not respond to requests for information from electoral registration staff also could be at risk of an £80 civil penalty.

For more information or to register, visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters. Contact Allerdale Borough Council Democratic Services team on 01900 702550 or email elections@allerdale.gov.uk

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