Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is reminding residents to respond to the annual voter registration form that it has been sending out.
With elections taking place in all the borough council’s seats in May 2019, the council says this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.
John Jory, electoral registration officer at the council, said:
“It’s important that residents check and respond to the form as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the borough.
The easiest way is online at www.householdresponse.com/reigate.
If your name is not on the form, you’re not currently registered to vote. To make sure you are able to have your say at elections and referendums you will need to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information about how to do this when you reply. In any case, you will still need to respond.
Being registered to vote also helps to keep your credit rating up to date.”
People who’ve recently moved are being particularly encouraged to check the form, as research shows they’re much less likely to be registered than people who’ve lived at the same address for a long time.
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