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Register now to secure your vote in future elections

11:10 am, Friday, 30th July 2021 - 3 years ago

Councillors and democracy

In one week, around a hundred people in your area register to vote, meaning that they will be able to vote in the next elections.

Registering to vote only takes 5 minutes and is easy to do online.

In the coming weeks the Council will carry out its annual canvass. This involves contacting every home in the area to confirm the details of those living at the address against the electoral roll.

When local residents receive the letter/form they should carefully check the details and follow the instructions. Some residents may receive an email about the annual canvass.

There are lots of other benefits to registering – being on the electoral roll can improve your credit score and make it easier to apply for a mortgage or loan.

In England, if you’re aged 16 or above and are either 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. 

If you are already on the electoral register, you don’t need to register again unless your details (such as your name and address) have changed.

If you are not registered to vote or your details have changed, you can register for free at You will need your national insurance number and date of birth to register.

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