Don’t lose your voice - residents in Gloucester urged to check their voter registration details
Gloucester 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.
The annual canvass ensures that the electoral register is kept up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can do so in future.
Residents will be sent a letter or an email to update their details with information about how they can submit their details.
Jon McGinty, Electoral Registration Officer at Gloucester City Council, said: “It’s important that residents help us to make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Gloucester. We will send you a form or an email for you to respond to and all you need to do is simply follow the instructions. Alternatively the easiest way to register now is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”
People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from Gloucester City Council and check the details.
Research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time.