Voter registration forms hit the streets
Published Tuesday 14th August 2012
Residents are urged to look out for their electoral registration form and return it to the council as soon as possible.
They need to respond to stay on the electoral register so that they can vote in future elections, including the Police and Crime Commissioners election in November.
Each household in the borough will be asked to confirm or add all eligible electors within their household including those who will soon become 18.
If there are no changes to be made to the details given on the form residents can respond by internet, text message or free phone. Full details of how to register can be found on the registration form.
The Electoral Register is updated each year. Residents must provide the information requested by law - if they do not respond to the annual canvass request or provide false information on the form, they may be liable to a fine of £1000. Whether they choose to use your vote or not is, of course, their choice.
More and more, the Register of Electors is being used to confirm someone's address, especially if they are applying for credit such as a mortgage, personal loan or even a mobile phone. If you are not registered to vote you will probably be refused credit as well as losing your right to have your say at the ballot box.
For more information, please contact Rugby Borough Council on 01788 533595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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