Change in electoral registration

Over the coming weeks, all local residents will receive a letter telling them about the biggest change to the electoral system for almost a century.

The letter will explain that a new system of electoral registration is being introduced to replace the old system where the “head of the household” registered everyone living in a property. Each individual will now be responsible for registering themselves.

While many will move automatically on to the new register, some will need to take action to join or remain on it, which they will now also be able to do by registering online. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/yourvotematters and anyone who does not receive a letter should contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 01307 462416.