Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date and they are registered to vote.
The annual canvass ensures that Dartford Borough Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so. Sarah Martin, Electoral Registration Officer at Dartford Borough Council said:
“It’s important that residents look out for either a green or pink form sent in the post. To ensure you are able to have your say at elections, simply follow the instructions on the form. If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”
People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to register. Research by the Electoral
Commission, published in 2019, indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year. Information on registering to vote is available on the Electoral Commission website . Any residents who have any questions can contact our registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org