The district council is appealing to people not to ignore the letter saying: “If you are 17 or older, and are not listed, you may not be able to vote in the national and local government elections on May 7.”
The district’s returning officer Charles Lant said it was important to ensure the letter contained the names of everyone aged 17 or over living at your address.
If the council doesn’t hear back from you it will assume the current electoral roll is correct. Only those people listed on it may receive a polling card for the May 7 elections.
The electoral services team can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01892 602417. You can also apply to register on the Register to Vote website.
Changes to the voter registration system mean it is now up to each individual to make sure they are registered to vote. Personal identifying information such as date of birth and National Insurance number are needed to complete new registrations.
For the majority of residents it has simply been a case of transferring existing records over to the 2015 Electoral Roll.