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Do you have a say in your future? Check the Electoral Register to find out

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Electoral Register

Do you want to have a say about how your council is run in the forthcoming election on May 4?

If so, you are urged check out the recently published Electoral Register and make sure that your details are up-to-date.

The register is used by credit reference agencies and just because you pay council tax it does not mean you are automatically added you to it.

In England, Scotland and Wales, local councils publish their electoral rolls on December 1 each year.

The information comes from the annual canvass, when councils consult all local households about who is eligible to vote, usually between August and November.

If you didn't register at this time (because, say, you moved house in the middle of the year), you can still register by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or telephone 024 7637 6250.  Councils then update their registers on a monthly basis – and your credit report will also be updated.

The register will be available at the Town Hall for anyone wishing to check their details.