Voters urged to make sure they are registered to vote (05/09/2019)

Published Thursday, 05 September 2019

The Borough Council is encouraging its residents to make sure they’re registered to vote to ensure they are able to vote in any upcoming General Election.

Reminders are going to every household this week as part of the annual canvass which checks that the information recorded on the electoral register is up to date. Households are urged to respond to the canvass as soon as possible if they have not already done so.

Any new names added to the canvass form will not automatically be registered to vote. Anyone added to the canvass form will also need to register to vote. This can be done online: register to vote (GOV.UK)

Bill Cullen, Chief Executive at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, said: “I am encouraging everyone eligible to vote in Hinckley and Bosworth to take action now if they haven’t registered to vote already, particularly residents who have recently moved and young people who will be 18 on or before 27 September.

“Our message is simple: if you are not registered by 27 September, you can’t vote if a General Election takes place on 15 October. It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you’re not sure, please double check.”

To register to vote visit register to vote (GOV.UK). Residents can also check whether they’re registered to vote by calling the council on 01455 255835.