Make sure your details are up-to-date so you can vote

Posted on: 16 August 2019

North Devon residents are being reminded to make sure their details are up-to-date on the electoral register so they can vote in the next elections.

From 29 August, North Devon Council’s Electoral Services Team will be sending out household enquiry forms to every home across the district. The form contains information about every person at that address who is currently on the electoral register.

Residents are being asked to confirm the details of every person who should be on the register of electors who lives at the property as well as add or remove any people who should or shouldn’t be on the form.

Electoral Services Manager at North Devon Council, Judith Dark, says: “Being on the electoral register is really important so that you can vote on election day and let your voice be heard about what matters to you.  It only takes five minutes to check the details on the household enquiry form and simply return it to us by post, confirm over the phone, online or by text – it really couldn’t be easier.”

Everyone who is 16 years of age and over, resident in the UK, a UK citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Irish Republic, a citizen of the European Union (EU), not legally excluded from voting, should be on the electoral register.

Entries for North Devon residents on the electoral register also need to be updated with the council every time you move home or if you have changed your name.

Further information about registering to vote as well as voting and elections can be found on the council website www.northdevon.gov.uk/elections.

The North Devon elections team can also be contacted by calling 01271 388277 or emailing elections@northdevon.gov.uk

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