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Don’t lose your voice - residents in North Herts urged to check their voter registration details

24 August 2021
Make sure your correct details are on the electoral registe

PR Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2021 - 3:15pm

People in North Herts are being reminded to take part in this year’s annual canvass of electors and respond if needed, so that they can vote in future elections.

With elections taking place in North Herts in May 2022, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

The annual canvass ensures that North Herts District Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so.

Melanie Stimpson, Returning Officer at NHDC said:

“It’s important that residents look out for messages from NHDC so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in North Herts. We will send you either a paper form in the post, an email and/or text message for you to respond to. To make sure you are able to have your say at the district council elections taking place next year, simply follow the instructions sent to you.

“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 at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, 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 NHDC and check the details. Research by the Electoral Commission, published in 2019, 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. Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

Information on registering to vote is available on the Electoral Commission website.

Any residents who have any questions can contact their Electoral Services Team by calling 01462 474000 or by email - elections@north-herts.gov.uk