Local residents in Rushcliffe are being warned not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing their annual canvass form when it arrives through the post in the coming weeks.
With elections set to take place in the Borough next year, this is an important opportunity for you to make sure you can vote and have your say.
The form enables Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who aren’t registered to vote, so they can be encouraged to do so.
All residents are asked to follow the instructions on the form and respond where required. Where a response is needed, please complete the form online at www.householdresponse.com/rushcliffe.
If you’ve moved address recently, you’re particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and make sure the details are correct and up to date.
Kath Marriott, Electoral Registration Officer at RBC, said: “To make sure you’re able to have your say at any elections taking place next year, simply check the form when it arrives through the post and respond where necessary.
“If you’re not currently registered, your name won’t appear on the form. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”
Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who’ve lived at the same address for a long time.
There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote on the Electoral Commission website at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter.
If you have any questions, you can email RBC’s local registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 981 9911.