Published: Wednesday, 21st July 2021
Don’t lose your voice - residents in west Norfolk urged to look out for their voter registration details.
Local residents are being encouraged not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.
The annual canvass ensures that west Norfolk can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.
Andrew Barrett, Electoral Services Manager, at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk said: “It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from the borough council, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in west Norfolk. To make sure you are able to have your say at future elections, simply follow the instructions from your local authority.
People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from the borough council and check the details. Research by the Electoral Commission 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.
Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said:
“It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. Making sure you provide the necessary information to your local authority when it is needed will ensure the process runs smoothly. This is particularly helpful in the current public health situation, as it will help avoid the need for home visits from canvassers.
“There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote on our website https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter.”
Any residents who have any questions can contact the local registration team at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk by calling 01553 616773 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org