‘DON’T lose your voice’ is the message from Stratford District Council to residents.
The authority is urging residents to check their voter registration details to make sure they are up to date.
The annual canvass ensures the council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so they can be encouraged to do so.
Electoral registration officer David Buckland said: “It’s important that residents look out for messages from Stratford District Council so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Stratford.
“We will send you a letter, email (gov.notify) or a canvass form for you to respond to. If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”
People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from the council and check their details.
Research by the Electoral Commission, indicates recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 92 per cent of people who have been at their property for more than 16 years will be registered, compared to 36 per cent of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.
Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register.