The annual “canvass” has started and South Norfolk Council is writing to each of its householders asking them to update their election details, or to get in touch to say there has been no change.
Every year, the council must ensure its Electoral Register is up to date and accurate. Letters go out to every home including a form showing details of electors currently registered at the address.
If the Register details need to be changed because people have moved out, or in, or if the young people in the household can now vote, the form has to be amended and returned to the council in the envelope provided.
If the details on the form are correct, it’s a quick telephone call, or a visit online at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk to let the council know.
Whatever the case, it is really important that households contact the council, otherwise they may lose their right to vote.
Martin Wilby, deputy leader of the council said: “Everyone who has the right to vote should be able to vote and no one should lose that right just because they didn’t get the information to us in time.”