The council is calling to make sure you can vote

Posted on: 31 October 2017

Council representatives have started knocking on doors to remind North Devon residents they need to register to vote.

Representatives from North Devon Council are out and about across the district calling at households who have not yet returned their household enquiry forms. Residents will be asked to confirm the details of every person who should be on the register of electors who lives at the property.

The register is a list of people who are eligible to vote in the North Devon area. This list is updated throughout the year to remove people who no longer live in the area or add people who have reached voting age or moved into North Devon. The list is a public document and you must ensure you are included on it. If your name is not included on the list you will not be able to vote at elections or referendums.

Electoral Services Manager, Judith Dark, said: “It’s really important to make sure the electoral register is kept up to date, if your details aren’t correct, you won’t be able to vote in upcoming elections. It’s also used for more than just being able to vote, credit reference agencies use when checking applications for credit.

“To make sure the register is up to date, we need to know if you change address, change your name or turn 18. All of our representatives will all be carrying ID and will be working mainly in the evenings and at weekends. If you’re at all worried, you can call us to check their identity.”

Door to door visits will be carried out throughout November. Always ask to see identification. If in doubt, call North Devon Council on 01271 327711 (or 01271 388240 out of hours) to check the identification.

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