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Charnwood Borough Council press release: Make sure you are on the electoral register

Media Release
Friday July 23, 2021

For immediate release

Make sure you are on the electoral register
Thousands of forms are being delivered across Charnwood to ensure the borough’s electoral register is up to date.

Charnwood Borough Council are posting out around 77,000 enquiry forms to homes and residents are being urged to respond.

Every year the Council must check its electoral register is up to date, and letters are sent to all households asking people to confirm the details or inform the Council of any changes.

The aim is to make sure that everyone who is eligible to vote is registered and can have their say in future elections and referendums.

One form is being sent to each household and people are being asked to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

If the information is not correct (if people have moved out or in to the property) then residents need to let the Council know as soon as possible so individual electoral registration forms can be sent to those who need to register to vote.

The Electoral Registration Officer needs the information to be able to publish a complete and accurate electoral register on December 1 each year.

Having your details on the electoral register will:

allow you to be able to vote
improve your credit rating
make it easier to access council services
help you avoid a fine
Full details of how residents can complete the form online, by phone, via text or by post are all contained in the document sent to them.

Any residents who have questions can visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/electoralservices or contact the helpline on 01509 634546.

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