People in County Durham are being asked to check that they are correctly registered to vote.
As part of Durham County Council’s annual canvass, households will soon receive a form asking them to check the information currently held on the electoral register.
The annual canvass enables the council to ensure the electoral register is kept up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so.
Although the majority of households will not have to take action this year if their details are correct, it is important that everyone follows the instructions on the form that will arrive in the post over the next week.
Ros Layfield, Durham County Council’s democratic services manager, said: “It is important that residents check their form so that we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in County Durham.
“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”
If you have recently moved, or your details are not included on the form, you can go online to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
For more information, call 03000 261 212 or email [email protected].