Make sure you are registered to vote
Households in Allerdale will 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 (HEF) that are being delivered to addresses this week.
Responses can be made by phone or by text if there are no changes or online if changes are required. Anyone who doesn’t have access to the internet can respond by sending their amended form back in the prepaid envelope. Residents are encouraged to respond as soon as possible to the Household Enquiry Form to avoid receiving a reminder letter and a visit from a voter registration officer.
If you have recently moved into the borough or have moved house you will need to re-register. Those who have recently turned 18 should also check they are registered. Paper ‘Invitation to Register’ forms will be sent out to anyone who notifies us of this on their Household Enquiry Form. However it is easier and quicker to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Andrew Seekings, Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Please don’t delay registering to vote. Although there are no planned elections until May 2020, recent years have seen major elections announced with very little notice, and there may be local by-elections called, so make sure your voice is heard.”