Households in North Kesteven will be receiving a form asking residents to check if the information on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.
This is part of North Kesteven District Council’s annual voter registration canvass and the aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.
By-Elections can take place at any time and Police and Crime Commissioner elections are taking place throughout Lincolnshire in May 2016, so this is an opportunity for all residents to make sure that when the elections take place they can easily take part.
Ian Fytche, electoral registration officer at North Kesteven District 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 return it as promptly as possible. The annual canvass is an opportunity for people to easily check whether they’re registered. It’s essential for a healthy democracy that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. For those currently not registered the process is now easier than ever with the online system of registration. 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.
“If you have changed address in the last year, it’s likely you will need to register at your new address, so check the form as soon as it arrives.”
Details on 01529 414155.