Exeter residents urged to act now to get on electoral register and secure chance to vote

People living in Exeter wanting to vote in the next election are being urged to complete a form that has been posted to their homes.

Exeter City Council is carrying out its annual voter registration canvas and people are being urged to check if their information on the electoral register is correct. 

The aim of the canvass is to ensure that the electoral register is up-to-date and to identify any residents who are not on it.

Exeter City Council elections take place in May 2018. John Street, Electoral Registration Officer at Exeter City Council said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered. If you want to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and return it as soon as possible.”

For anyone who isn’t currently registered, the Council will be able to  explain how to register or people can simply go online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered.  Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that across Great Britain, recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time.

The same research indicates that whilst almost 95% of outright home owners are registered, this is the case for only 63% of private renters. 
Anyone  who has any questions can contact the elections team on 01392 265141.