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Don't lose your right to vote

Don't lose your right to vote

16 July 2018
Someone casting a vote

Wokingham Borough residents will be receiving a form shortly requesting information for the electoral register.


At the beginning of August, Wokingham Borough Council will be sending a form to all properties in the Borough.  The form will list everyone we have registered to vote at the address, but we need to check if those details are correct and whether we have everyone who lives in the property registered.


This annual canvass of residents ensures that the council can keep the electoral register up to date, so there are fewer last minute applications when an election is called. Residents can now respond online, via text message or by phone.  Full details will be supplied with the form.


Andrew Moulton, Wokingham Borough Council’s electoral registration officer, said: “It’s crucial we have the right details for every property in the borough. To make sure you can continue to have your say at future elections, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as possible. If you’re not currently registered at your address, your name will not appear on the form.


“Using the automated response facilities which are quick and easy, is our preferred method of updating our records, but you can also complete and return the paper form if you prefer. In any case, you will still need to respond.”


People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details. If you need any help completing the form, or would like any further information about electoral registration, please call Wokingham Borough Council on (0118) 974 6000.


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