Residents urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post

29/08/2017, PR8637

Wakefield Council is urging residents to look out for and action letters from the Council next week.

Letters are being sent to all households in the district to ensure that their details are accurate on the 2018 electoral register, which will be published on 1 December 2017.

When residents receive their form they will be able to register online at
www.hef-response.co.uk.

With local elections taking place in the Wakefield district next May, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure that they are able to vote.

Merran McRae
Merran McRae

Merran McRae, Wakefield Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “We are trying out new ways to canvass this year, so you may receive a different form than previously. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as possible if needed.

“Registering is important. If you are not registered you will not be able to vote. It may also lead to problems obtaining credit or opening bank accounts as credit reference companies rely on the register for background information.

“If you need any support to fill in your form please contact our electoral services team who will be happy to help.”

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details.

Residents can opt to have their details excluded from the ‘Open Register’, meaning that the information cannot be used for direct marketing.

Householders who do not receive a letter, or any person who requires support, can call the Council’s electoral services team on 01924 305023 or email
elections@wakefield.gov.uk  

Further information about registration and voting can be found at
www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections

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