Buckinghamshire residents are being urged to ensure their electoral registration details are up to date through the annual canvass.
All residents will be contacted during July and August and will receive an email or a letter from Buckinghamshire Council, asking to confirm that the names of people listed as eligible to vote in their household are correct.
Being on the electoral register means that you can have your say, and vote in future elections - plus it can also help with your credit rating.
All you need to do, is to read the email or letter carefully and follow the instructions on how to respond. It’s very quick and easy! If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the messages we send. If you want to register, you need to do this separately, as this can’t be done as part of the canvass. The easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Nick Graham, Director of Legal & Democratic Services, said:
“We will start emailing residents from Friday 1 July. We want to assure you that emails coming from ‘email@example.com’ with a subject line of ‘Electoral Registration – Response Required’ are legitimate, and not part of a scam, which we know was a concern for some residents last year.
“We would strongly encourage residents to respond to their email or letter promptly, and preferably online if possible. This will reduce the amount of printing, postage and car usage, all of which impact negatively on the environment, which the council is striving to protect as part of the Bucks Climate Challenge.”
Further information can be found on the Election pages of the council’s website at: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/confirm-voting-details
Any residents who have any questions can contact their registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01296 798 141.