Keeping voter registration details up to date

Voters are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

By
Mark Dowie
Thursday, 7th July 2022, 3:00pm
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The Electoral Registration Officer will be getting in touch with every household to check that the electoral register is up to date, and to identify any residents who should be registered but are currently missing.

An email will be sent to some households early this month asking for a householder to confirm the information we hold about the registered electors in the property is correct, or to provide information about any changes, such as people moving in or out of the property or about anyone now reaching 14 years or over.

For those households who do not reply to the email, or who have not supplied an email address to the Electoral Registration Officer, a letter will be sent in August.

For the majority of households, if the details on the register of electors are correct then they do not need to reply but there will be instructions on how they may provide details of any changes.

For other households, instructions on how they can confirm the information is correct, or how to notify of any changes to electors will also be provided.

Roy Christie, electoral registration officer for Angus Council, said: “Residents need to keep an eye out for messages from the Electoral Registration Officer so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Angus and you are able to vote in any forthcoming elections. You might not have been able to vote before but with the extension of voting rights, you may be able to vote now – but only if you are registered.

“If you’re not currently registered, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”

People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages and check the details. Research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Any residents who have any questions can contact the Angus registration team on 01307 499910. Information about registering to vote can be found at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter.”

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