Voting registration changes enforced in Lincoln

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A new method has been introduced to change the way people register to vote in Lincoln.

Individual Electoral Registration means that people must register individually, as opposed to the previous method where one resident of each household was able to fill out a form for everyone in the property.

Electoral registration changes will also mean that those registering will need to provide additional details, including their national insurance number and date of birth, which can now be completed online.

The majority of those who are registered to vote in 2014 will be automatically transferred onto the new register.

A letter of confirmation will be sent in July 2014 to all individuals who have been successfully transferred.

Principal Democratic Officer, Steve Swain, said: “It is important that people uphold their registration as this ensures their right to vote.

“The electoral register is also used for credit reference checking, which is useful for maintaining people’s credit ratings.”

If you are not registered, you can contact the city council on 01522 873374 for an application form, or fill in the form online.