RESIDENTS are being urged to check their electoral registration details to ensure they do not miss out on the chance to vote in future elections and referendums.
The annual canvass allows Warwick District Council to keep the electoral register up to date, identify new electors who have moved to the area, and encourage them to register. Not being on the electoral register may also affect your credit rating.
WDC electoral registration officer Chris Elliott said: “Keep an eye out for important updates from Warwick District Council. The annual canvass ensures that the information on the electoral register for every address is accurate and up to date. To ensure you don’t lose your say in future elections, follow the instructions sent to you by our Elections Team.
“If you’re not registered to vote, your name will not appear in the emails and letters we are sending. The easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”
Recent home movers, in particular, are urged to check their details. Electoral Commission research has found that recent home movers are less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time.
Melanie Davidson, head of support and improvement at the Electoral Commission, said: “It’s really important that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so. We urge people to check for updates from their local council on this year’s canvass.”
Residents with questions about their registration status can contact Warwick District Council Electoral Services Team on 01926 456105 or by email at [email protected].
Further information on the annual canvass in Warwick district can be found at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/annualcanvass.