29-Jul-2019

Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing their annual canvass form and returning it to their local authority as soon as possible.

The form ensures that Huntingdonshire District Council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. This will mean that residents will be able take part in any future elections.

Jo Lancaster, Electoral Registration Officer and Managing Director at Huntingdonshire District Council said: "It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Huntingdonshire. To make sure you are able to have your say at future elections, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.

"If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. You can register online to vote, or we'll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. In any case, you will still need to complete the form and send it back to us."

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details as research indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. 

Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at 01480 388017 or by email to elections@huntingdonshire.gov.uk. The annual canvass forms will be arriving in the post from the week commencing 5th August onwards.