Electoral canvassers to visit households in the district
Wakefield Council is
reminding residents to register to vote ahead of the 2018 electoral register
being published on 1 December.
Residents have until 27 November to update their household information, to
ensure that their details are accurate in the latest register.
Canvassers from the Council will this week start visiting households who have
not yet responded to requests for information to register to vote.
Wakefield Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “To vote in elections
in the district, you must be registered. You will also need to register if you
move house or change any other details such as your name.
“If you are not on the new register when it’s published in December, you might
also be refused a loan, mobile phone contract or turned down for a bank account
as credit reference companies rely on the register for background information.
“So please co-operate with our canvassers, fill in your registration form or
contact our elections team for advice.”
With local elections taking place in the district next May, this is an
important opportunity for residents to make sure that they are able to vote.
Residents can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
They will need their date of birth and national insurance number to be able to
register. They can also opt to have their details excluded from the ‘open
register’, meaning that the information cannot be used for direct marketing.
Any person that requires support can call the Council’s electoral services team
on 01924 305023 or email email@example.com.