27-Jul-2016

Households in Huntingdonshire will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

The aim of the form, which is part of our annual voter registration canvass, is to make sure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered, so they can be encouraged to do so.

With county council elections taking place across Cambridgeshire in May 2017, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that when the elections take place they can easily take part.

Jo Lancaster, Electoral Registration Officer at Huntingdonshire District Council said: "Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and return it as promptly as possible. If you’re not currently registered we’ll send you information explaining how to do this, or you can just go online to apply to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote."

It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered.

Ben Brook, Head of the Electoral Commission, English Regions said: "The annual canvass is an opportunity for people to easily check whether they’re registered. It’s essential for a healthy democracy that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to, and for those who need to register it is now easier than ever with the online system of registration. If you have changed address in the last year, it’s particularly likely that you will need to register at your new address, so check the form as soon as it arrives."

If you have any questions please email the elections team at elections@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or call 01480 388017.