South Norfolk residents are to receive a letter through the post this summer informing them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.
South Norfolk Council’s electoral registration officer will write to over 55,000 households in the district.
The letter will explain that a new, more secure, system of Individual Electoral Registration is being introduced to replace the old Victorian system where the ‘head of household’ registered everyone living in a property. Each individual will now be responsible for registering themselves.
Many residents will automatically move onto the new electoral register. However, some will need to take action to join or remain on it, which they will now also be able to do for the first time by registering quickly and easily online.
South Norfolk Council’s electoral registration officer, said: “Residents will receive a letter in early August that will explain the change.”