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Are you registered to vote? Look out for your letter

With the General, district and parish elections approaching, West Oxfordshire residents are being urged to look out for letters being sent to their homes to check they are included on the new electoral register.

The Government introduced Individual Electoral Registration (IER) last year, which made every eligible voter responsible for registering their own details.

The District Council is responsible for maintaining West Oxfordshire’s electoral register and is now sending letters to households for people to check they are included.

Keith Butler, Electoral Registration Officer, said: "We are keen that everyone eligible to vote is registered to do so.

"If all the information in the letter is correct, then you don’t need to do anything. But if your letter does not list someone in your household who is eligible to vote, or contains the name of somebody who has moved out, then please follow the instructions included straight away."

Any households which do not receive a letter by the end of February will need to apply to register. This can be done quickly and simply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by calling 01993 861410.

It is a legal requirement to register your details, even if you do not vote. Not registering could adversely affect your credit rating, as well as remove your chance to vote.

Posted : 13/02/2015 12:43:23

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