Door-to-door visits are being carried out to encourage residents in St Albans City and District to return their annual canvass voter registration forms.
They are being warned that they risk losing their right to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on Thursday, 15 November unless they do so.
In June, households were sent an annual canvass voter registration form to be completed and returned to St Albans City and District Council. The deadline for registration to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner Election is the 31 October.
Mike Lovelady, Electoral Registration Officer for St Albans City and District, said: “You must be on the electoral register if you want to have your say in Hertfordshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner election.
“We estimate that 14,000 households need to return their forms to secure their place on the electoral register. We are now carrying out door-to-door visits to encourage those people to return their forms as soon as possible.”
If there are no changes to the elector details printed on the form, you can register to vote online, by freephone or by text. Details of how to do this are available on the voter registration form together with the security codes that you will need for registration.
Anyone who has not received a form or has lost it can request one by calling the Council’s Electoral Services Office on 01727 819294 or emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, you can print off a registration form at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
More information about the annual voter registration canvass is available on the Council's website.
Contact for the media:
Media and Internal Communications Officer
St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01727 819317
1. An annual canvass is carried out each year to update the register of electors. This is usually done in the autumn, with the revised register published on 1 December.
2. This year, the canvass has been brought forward so that an up-to-date register can be published in time for the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 15 November 2012. The revised register will be published on 16 October 2012.
3. If electors are not on the register when it is published or move to a new address during the year, they can still register to vote by completing a registration form. The deadline to register to vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner election is 31 October 2012.
Photograph provided courtesy of the Electoral Commission.