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Look out for electoral registration forms

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- Daventry News -
Look out for electoral registration forms

Daventry News -

Residents are being urged to look out for letters dropping onto doormats from this week reminding them to check their voter details are up-to-date.

Daventry District Council (DDC) is sending the forms to every household in the district as part of its annual individual voter registration canvass.

And with elections to the new West Northamptonshire authority set to take place in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

A new process introduced this year means not everyone will need to respond to the letter, but it is important that people who are asked to respond do so as quickly as possible.

Failure to respond when asked to do so could mean a person won’t appear on the Electoral Register, which means they will also not be able to cast their vote in upcoming elections and referendums.

The register is also used by credit reference agencies to check the rating of anyone who wishes to take out credit, including a new mobile phone contract.

Ian Vincent, Chief Executive at Daventry District Council, said: “With some very important local elections coming up next May it is more important than ever for people to ensure they are registered to vote.

“Please read the information in the letter you receive and ensure you reply as quickly as possible if you are asked to. This helps the process run more smoothly and means we do not have to call or visit you to complete the form, which is particularly important given the current situation.

“Elections are your opportunity to have a say on issues that affect all of us, so please don’t miss out on your right to vote.”

Anyone who misplaces or does not receive their form can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote<http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote> or alternatively contact the elections team at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.

For more information, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/canvass<http://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/canvass>Yep

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