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Electoral registration – made easy!

Electoral registration forms for 2008 have gone out to West Oxfordshire households and the task of confirming details is, once again, easy as pie.

If there are no changes, householders can use a Freephone or internet service and confirm their details in minutes. Alternatively the form can be completed and returned in the pre-paid envelope provided.

“With it now being so quick and easy to reply we are hoping a high response rate will reduce the need to send out reminders which are ultimately paid for by Council Tax,” says Keith Butler, West Oxfordshire District Council's Electoral Registration Officer.

"As there could be a General Election in 2008, I would encourage everyone to confirm their details promptly or return their registration forms as necessary to make sure they can vote if they are entitled to."

Returning the registration form is essential for people who have moved house and for young people old enough to vote for the first time in 2008. Without their details, their names will not be included in the Electoral Register.

However to avoid costly reminders, everyone should respond by phone internet or post.

The Register is also used by credit reference agencies and anyone who is not on it may have difficultly in obtaining a loan or a mortgage.

Anyone who has not received an electoral registration form by 16th September should contact the Council on 01993 861410 or email elections@westoxon.gov.uk.

Posted : 31/08/2007 19:23:39

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