Don’t lose your vote

Voter registration forms have been dropping through letterboxes across Bolsover District and residents are being urged to return them as soon as possible to make sure their voice is heard in any potential election.

Bolsover District Council has been sending out the forms to households in the area to compile the electoral register. If you haven’t received your form you can contact your Electoral Registration Officer on 01246 242424 or print one off at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Bolsover District Council Leader, Coun Eion Watts, said, “Registering to vote is very simple. All you have to do is update the annual canvass form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote and return it to us as soon as possible. If your details haven’t changed you can also reply by phone or email.

“There was a lot of interest in this year’s referendum on the UK voting system and we were pleased with the increase in registration shortly before polling day. However, some people may not realise that they have to register every year.

“It is important that you complete and return the registration form so you’re able to take part in any upcoming elections.”

On your electoral registration form you can opt to have your details excluded from the edited register. This will mean your details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.

For more information contact your local Electoral Registration Officer on 01246 242424