28 June 2012>
Caerphilly County Borough Council is urging local people to ensure they are on the electoral role by responding to the Annual Canvass.
Canvass forms are being distributed to homes across the area at the moment and it is quick and easy to respond.
Anthony O'Sullivan, CCBC Chief Executive and Returning Officer said, "The message is simple – if you want your voice heard you need to ensure you are on the electoral roll. Registering to vote is simple and I would encourage everyone to look out for their canvass form and follow the straightforward steps to ensure they are included."
The council is keen to remind local people that it is very important to complete the canvass form for the following reasons: -
- You must be on the electoral role to vote
- You may not be able to get credit if you're not (credit agencies check the electoral roll)
- You are breaking the law if you don't respond to the canvass
Young people who will reach eighteen during the next year are a key target age group for the campaign. Traditionally younger age groups have had a lower response rate to the canvass, so the council will be using social media to help spread the message as far and wide as possible.
If you have any queries about the annual canvass please call the council's Electoral Team on 01443 864405 or visit the Electoral register - annual reviewpage.
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