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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Sedgemoor urged to make sure they’re registered

RESIDENTS are being warned 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 Sedgemoor District Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying anyone who is not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

A spokesperson for the council said: “People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages and check the details.

“The council is legally required to undertake this annual canvass of all of the residential properties in the area, to ensure Sedgemoor’s Electoral Register is correct.

“This year the canvass is taking place during a challenging public health situation, but council staff are confident communities will respond positively to the prompts.

“Letters are already going to an initial 11,000 households across the district. All other households will be written to later in the year so do not worry if you do not receive a letter in the coming weeks.

“The correspondence will be addressed to the occupier and includes full details of what steps to take.

“If you tell the council there are new people eligible to be registered at your address, they will receive an ‘invitation to register form’ either through the post (or via email, if this contact method has been provided).  They can also go online to register to vote at Register to Vote.

“Any residents who have any questions can contact the elections team at Sedgemoor District Council by calling 0300 303 7804 or by emailing electoral.services@segemoor.gov.uk

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