Thousands of forms are being delivered across Charnwood to ensure the borough’s electoral register is up to date.
Charnwood Borough Council will be delivering around 76,000 household enquiry forms to homes and residents are being urged to respond.
Every year the Council must check its electoral register is up to date and letters are sent to all households asking people to confirm the details or inform the Council of any changes.
The aim is to make sure that everyone who is eligible to vote is registered and can have their say in future elections and referendums.
One form is being sent to each household and people are being asked to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.
If the information is not correct (if people have moved out or in to the property) then residents need to let the Council know as soon as possible so individual electoral registration forms can be sent to those who need to register to vote.
Geoff Parker, the Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Having the right to vote is very important and I would urge people to respond to the letter when they receive it on their door step.
“It is a legal requirement to respond and dealing with the form promptly will avoid us having to visit your property and door-knock to get the required details.
“Responses can be made by phone, online or by post using the pre-paid envelope provided.”
The Electoral Registration Officer needs the information to be able to publish a complete and accurate electoral register on December 1 each year.
Having your details on the electoral register will:
• allow you to be able to vote
• improve your credit rating
• make it easier to access council services
• help you avoid a fine
Full details of how residents can complete the form online, by phone, via text or by post are all contained in the document sent to them.
Any residents who have any questions can visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/electoralservices or contact the elections team on 01509 634546