Council sends out voting registration forms

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Voter registration forms will soon be dropping through letterboxes across Lincoln.

Residents are being urged to respond as soon as possible to make their voices heard in the City of Lincoln Council local elections next year.

If forms are not filled out and returned, then you will not be eligible to vote in upcoming elections.

Electoral staff at the City Council will be hand delivering forms to households in Lincoln between 12 and 29 August to compile the electoral register. Anyone who doesn’t receive a form can contact their Electoral Registration Officer on 01522 873374 or print a form.

Steve Swain, Principal Democratic Officer at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “Registering to vote is very simple. All you have to do is respond to the annual canvass by phone, internet or post, with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote.

“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 the upcoming election.”

You can only vote if your name appears in the register of electors and you are aged 18 or over on polling day. Any eligible person over the age of 16 can register to vote but must be 18 or over on polling day.

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