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Your vote matters – Council appeals to residents to return Electoral Registration forms

Posted on : 06 Aug 2018

Your vote matters – Council appeals to residents to return Electoral Registration forms
Residents are being urged by Caerphilly County Borough Council to return their annual Electoral Registration forms.
 
Households in the Caerphilly county borough will have received a letter at the beginning of July from the Electoral Services team as part of the annual registration process. This letter asked residents to confirm if the information held about those who live at their address is correct and to advise the council of any changes.
 
Almost 80,000 letters were sent out and to date just under half have been returned, which means there are still many households who are yet to return their forms.

By law, every household must respond to this form, either by Freephone, text, online or by post, and anybody who does not will receive a visit from a council inspector. 

Christina Harrhy, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer said, “It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the correct details on the electoral register for every address in the county borough.

“To make sure you are able to have your say at future elections simply check the form when it arrives and please respond as soon as you can. If you are not on the electoral register it could affect your credit score and your ability to vote at future elections.”

For more information contact a member of the Electoral Services team on 01443 866586 or visit https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/My-Council/Voting-and-elections


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