Cheshire East Council is urging residents not to lose their right to vote by ensuring they fill in their ‘register of electors’ form when it falls through the letter box this month.
The 2012/2013 electoral register, used for voting and by credit reference agencies to check credit applications, is being carried out now and will be published on October 16.
The review is happening earlier than usual this year due to the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in November.
Due to this change there will be no monthly electoral register updates prior to the register being published so it is vital that residents fill in and return this form as soon as they can. People are reminded that it is a legal requirement to do so.
The form should be checked carefully, ensuring the names of all persons eligible to register are included on the form.
If the details on the form are correct and there are no changes to make to the information, details can be confirmed using the internet registration service, the free telephone service (which will be printed on the form), or by post. A two-part household security number, included on the form, is needed to do this.
Adding or removing names, or amendments to existing information, needs to be done by post. An explanatory leaflet is included with the form.
Residents who have not received the form by July 20 or who need further information should call the help desk on 0300 123 5016.