Don’t get caught out – make sure you’re on the electoral register
14 Jul 2021
Residents in Northumberland are being urged to safeguard their vote at election time by sparing just a few minutes of their time to make sure their name is on the electoral register.
All 150,000 householders in Northumberland are being asked to look out for the annual canvass letters from Northumberland County Council which will be dropped through letterboxes over the coming weeks.
Residents are requested to follow the guidance and, if changes are needed, make them promptly and online wherever possible.
There are two different forms that are being sent out. A letter that if all the information is correct no further action is required, however if there are any changes you can call the elections team directly or go online. The second is a traditional canvass form (larger A3 form) that requires a response by text, telephone, online of by posting the form back.
Mark Crawford who is Elections Manager at Northumberland County Council said:
“To vote in any election your name must be on the electoral register. This is an important opportunity for residents to ensure they have a say on issues that directly affect day-to-day life in Northumberland.
“Apart from voting, there are also other benefits to being on the register including improving credit score ratings which companies look at when you apply for a mobile phone contract, a mortgage or a loan.”
“At every election people lose their right to vote because they don’t realise that to be eligible to vote they have to register – please make sure you are not one of them.”
If you have any queries regarding electoral registration, please ring Northumberland County Council on 01670 624844.