Are you one of those not yet registered to vote?
Lancaster City Council is urging people who have not yet registered to vote to complete and return their annual canvass forms and save themselves a knock on the door.
Each year the council is required by law to canvass every household in the district and produce a Register of Electors.
Every household will have now received a canvass form and those who have not yet responded can expect a knock on the door from one of the council’s team of canvassers during August and September.
Daphne Snelson, Lancaster City Council’s Elections Manager, said: “We’ve made it as easy as possible for people to register their details and I would urge people who haven't already registered to do so as soon as possible.
“If you don’t, we will have to visit you personally to collect your details so it’s easier – and cheaper – all round if everyone registers to vote as soon as possible."
If there have been no changes in your household, you can re-register using the freephone telephone service, the internet, or by SMS. This means that all of your household’s details can be confirmed in minutes.
Those using the telephone, internet or SMS registration service need not return their form.
Both the telephone and internet systems also accommodate the ‘opt-out’ rules allowing users to add or remove their names from the edited version of the register used by mailing companies, and to request postal vote applications. Visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections-and-voting/annual-canvass to re-register online.
This year it’s more important than ever to register early – in November voters will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire and the annual canvass has been brought forward as a result.
If you have any questions, help is available from the council - telephone the helpline - 01524 582905.
Date Published: 02/08/12