Make sure you’re registered to vote

We’re reminding residents to make sure their details are up-to-date and accurate on the electoral register.

More than 118,000 forms were posted to households across the city in July as part of the annual voter registration canvass and around 60,000 have so far been returned.

We’re now sending reminders out asking people who haven’t responded to check their forms and make sure the information listed for their address is correct.

With the prospect of elections or referendums taking place at short notice, it’s important to keep the electoral register up-to-date and encourage residents who aren’t already registered to sign up.

Electoral Services Manager Amerjit Kang said: “If you want to have your say in any future elections you have to be on the register. The first step is to check the form when it arrives and either confirm or amend the details.

“You can either send the form back to us in the freepost envelope provided or confirm your details online, by phone or by text, using the details on the form. If you can respond electronically we encourage you to do so, as it is quicker and cheaper.

“If you’re not already on the electoral register – or you’ve moved house in the last year – we will then send you an individual voter registration form. We’ll also send you information on how to register online, if you’d prefer to do it this way.

“It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to and it’s now easier than ever to register.”

If you’ve lost your form or need help filling it in call our electoral services team on 304866 or 304936. More information on registering to vote is available on the Government website.