Elections team plans home visits

Published on 23 September 2015

ANYONE who hasn’t yet returned their electoral registration form to the city council should expect a home visit over the next few weeks.

Working for the city council, the visiting officers will be calling on everyone who hasn’t responded to remind them that it’s a legal requirement to complete and return the forms – which were sent out more than eight weeks ago.

The exercise is part of Leicester City Council’s annual voter registration canvass, which aims to ensure that the electoral register is up-to-date when the next individual electoral register is published on 1 December.

Electoral Registration Officer Miranda Cannon said: “Anyone who hasn’t yet responded can avoid a visit from our team by taking action now.

“Follow the simple instructions on the form you received back in July – it should take no more than a few minutes to provide the information needed.

“It’s important that people remember that it’s a legal requirement to complete and return these forms.

“And it’s important to be on the electoral register so that you’re able to vote in future elections or referendums – such as the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, which are due to take place in May 2016.”

It is a legal requirement to be on the electoral register. Anyone whose name is not on the list can register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

People who aren’t on the register can have difficulties obtaining credit or securing a mobile phone contract, a loan or a mortgage.

More information is available from the electoral services team on 0116 454 2000 or by emailing electoral.services@leicester.gov.uk