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Annual Canvass 2020

Picture of an envelope with the text: Look out for a form checking who's registered to vote at your address. Make sure you respond by the deadline. Your vote matters, don't lose it.

Published: Tuesday, 21st July 2020

Don’t lose your voice - residents in west Norfolk asked to look out for their voter registration details from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

Local residents are being urged not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

With elections taking place in west Norfolk in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

The annual canvass ensures that the borough council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.

Andrew Barrett, Electoral Services Manager at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk said:

“It’s important that residents look out for messages from us, so we can make sure we have the correct details on the electoral register for every address in west Norfolk. To make sure you are able to have your say at elections taking place next year and in the future, please follow the instructions from your local authority.

“If you’re not currently registered, 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.”

Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. Telephone: (01553) 616773 or email: elections@west-norfolk.gov.uk

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.”

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