County Durham residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details to make sure they don’t risk losing their right to vote.
Forms will be posted through doors across the county this week as part of Durham County Council’s annual canvass.
Where Durham County Council holds an email address for any or all registered electors in a property, the forms will be sent via email rather than by post.
Residents are asked to look out for the forms in their post and email inboxes and check that the information on the forms is accurate.
Linda Spence, electoral services manager at Durham County Council, said: “It is important that residents check the form for their household so that we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in County Durham.
“We’re also asking residents to check their email inboxes as the form may be sent to any one member of their household. If you receive an email at least one person from the household must then respond.
“You need to be registered to vote to make sure you can have your say in elections.
“If you are not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form we send. The easiest way to register is online or you can contact our electoral services office and ask for a registration form to be sent in the post.”
The Police and Crime Commissioner election will be held in May 2024 and may be combined with an election for a Combined Authority Mayor, if a devolution deal for the North East receives approval from the government.
The next UK Parliamentary General Election must be held before the end of January 2025.
Residents who have recently moved, or whose details are not included on the form, can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
For more information, contact Durham County Council’s electoral services team on 03000 261 212 or email: [email protected].