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Don’t lose your right to vote

vote boxHouseholds in the District of Blaby are being asked to check that the electoral forms, to be delivered from Monday 3 August 2015, are correct.

Every home in Enderby and elsewhere in Blaby District will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct as part of the Council’s annual voter registration canvass.

The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

Being on the electoral register is important not just for voting, but may also affect a person’s ability to access credit facilities.

Residents can complete the form and send it back to the council for free. The form can alternatively be completed online at www.registerbyinternet.com/blaby. If all details are correct residents can call 0800 197 9871 or text 80212 to confirm.

With the Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place across Leicestershire in May 2016, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that when the elections take place they will easily be able to take part.

To be eligible to register to vote in England a person must be:

  • Aged 16 or over (a person may register to vote at 16, but may not vote until they are 18)
  • A British or qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to enter and remain in the UK
    or does not require such leave.
  • A citizen of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member state.

British citizens, Irish citizens and qualifying citizens of Commonwealth countries (including Cyprus and Malta), as well as citizens of other EU member states can vote in local government elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in England and Wales.

It is particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form to check whether they are registered.

Any residents who have any questions can contact the Electoral Services Team by e-mailing electoral@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7560 during office hours. Further information is available at www.blaby.gov.uk.

Final reminder to return Electoral Registration forms

People are being reminded to return their electoral registration forms to Blaby District Council before canvassers begin visiting homes to collect the information.

The first blue forms were sent out in June followed by a red reminder notice a month later.

Residents who have not yet responded will receive another reminder asking them to update the details for all members of their household to ensure that everyone who is eligible to vote is included on the electoral register.

If residents have not registered their details by September 7, canvassers will be visiting all non-responded households to gather the information.

Anyone who does not appear on the electoral register will not be able to vote at Parliamentary, European Parliamentary, Local Government Elections or the Police & Crime Commissioner Elections taking place on November 15.

Residents are required by law to complete and return the form for all eligible persons living at the property on 15 October 2012. Failure to do so could result in a £1,000 fine and may affect a person’s ability to access credit facilities.

The form shows the names of people who already appear on the electoral register at that address. If no changes are needed residents can confirm the details by freephone, text or internet using the security code provided.

People confirming their details by freephone and internet will be given the option to be included or excluded in the edited register.

If there are new names to be added or other alterations to make then the form must be completed, signed and returned to the council offices in the envelope provided.

People using any of the automated systems do not need to post the form back to the Council.

For more information contact Electoral Services on 0116 272 7560.

Final reminder to return electoral registration forms

People are being reminded to return their electoral registration forms to Blaby District Council before canvassers begin visiting homes to collect the information.

The first blue forms were sent out in August followed by a red reminder notice a month later.

Residents who have not yet responded will receive another reminder asking them to update the details for all members of their household to ensure that everyone who is eligible to vote is included on the electoral register.

If people have not registered their details by the end of October, canvassers will be visiting their homes to gather the information.

Anyone who does not appear on the electoral register will not be able to vote at parliamentary, European parliamentary or local government elections.

Residents are required by law to complete and return the form for all eligible persons living at the property on 15 October 2011. Failure to do so could result in a £1,000 fine and may affect a person’s ability to access credit facilities.

The form shows the names of people who already appear on the electoral register at that address. If no changes are needed the details can be confirmed by freephone, text or internet using the security code provided.

People confirming their details by freephone and internet will be given the option to be included or excluded in the edited register.*

If there are new names to be added or other alterations to make then the form must be completed, signed and returned to the council offices in the envelope provided.

People using any of the automated systems do not need to post the form back to the Council.

For more information call the elections team on 0116 272 7560.

The Registers

The full register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. The Council holds a copy. Anyone can look at it, but it is a criminal offence to supply or use copies for purposes other than those set down in law.

 

The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. It can be bought by any person, company or commercial organisation for commercial activities such as marketing.

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Don’t lose your right to vote

People are being asked to confirm or update the details of all members of their household to make sure that everyone who is eligible to vote is included on the electoral register.

Blaby District Council will be sending electoral registration forms to all homes in the district from 15th August 2011 as part of its annual canvass.

Anyone who does not appear on the electoral register will not be able to vote at parliamentary, European parliamentary or local government elections.

Residents are required by law to complete and return the form for all eligible persons living at the property on 15th October 2011. Failure to do so could result in prosecution and also may affect a person’s ability to access credit facilities.

The form will show the names of people who already appear on the electoral register at that address. If no changes are needed residents can confirm the details by freephone, text or internet using the security code provided.

People confirming their details by freephone and internet will be given the option to be included or excluded in the edited register. (See explanation at base of this news item)

If there are new names to be added or other alterations to make then the form must be completed and returned to the council offices in the envelope provided.

People using the automated system do not need to post the form back to the Council.

For more information contact the Council’s electoral services team on 0116 272 7560.

Which ‘Register’…

The full register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. The Council holds a copy. Anyone can look at it, but it is a criminal offence to supply or use copies for purposes other than those set down in law.

The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. It can be bought by any person, company or commercial organisation for commercial activities such as marketing.

If a person previously chose not to appear on the edited register this is not indicated on the form. If they prefer their name not to appear on the revised edited register ensure that a cross is placed in Box 8 on the registration form.

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