RESIDENTS of North East Lincolnshire are being urged to hop online and take just five minutes to complete North East Lincolnshire Council’s annual canvas.
Starting this week, the council will be contacting every household, either by letter or email. This is to confirm the details of those living at the address against its current electoral roll to ensure the roll is updated accurately.
When residents receive the letter and form, they are asked to carefully check the details and follow the instructions. By law, each household is required to make sure everything is correct.
In encouraging people to complete the form, which can be done online in just minutes, they say the benefits of being on the electoral roll include the improvement of credit scores and making it easier to apply for a mortgage, loan or phone contract.
In England, if you’re aged 16 or above and are a British or EU citizen with a permanent address, or a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission, then you can register to vote in UK elections. However, you cannot vote until you are 18.
There are two easy steps:
- Respond to the household form and follow instructions provided.
- If you are not registered to vote or your details have changed, you can register for free at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your national insurance number and date of birth to register.
For more information on the annual canvass please visit our website here: Annual canvass of Electors – NELC | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)