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Residents in West Devon urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post

(September 02, 2017)

Residents in West Devon urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post

 

Residents living in West Devon are receiving a form asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address.

West Devon is asking residents to look out for the form in the post and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible. Forms for those residents in parts of Tavistock and Okehampton will not be sent out until around 22 August.

The form makes sure that West Devon can keep the electoral register up-to-date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

The Electoral Registration Officer, Steve Jorden, at West Devon said: “It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in West Devon. To make sure you are able to have your say at any elections held next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not 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. In any case, you will still need to complete the form and send it back to us.”

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details. Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 96% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 27% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said:

“It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so;  checking the form that will arrive through the post is one of the easiest ways to find out if you are already registered. There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote on our website www.yourvotematters.co.uk.”

Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at West Devon WD-canvass@swdevon.gov.uk  Tel: 01822 813604.

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