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Chesterfield residents reminded to check they are eligible to vote

Chesterfield Borough Council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote.

Each household in Chesterfield will have received a form to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

People should check that all of the information contained in the form is correct and confirm their details by visiting www.householdresponse.com/chesterfield.

They will need to enter the security codes printed on the form they have received through the post.

Huw Bowen, Chesterfield Borough Council’s chief executive and electoral registration officer, said: “Anyone that wants to vote at future elections must be registered, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as quickly as possible.

“The easiest way is to do this online or using the Freephone number, alternatively, you can return the form by post.

“If you’re not currently registered, we’ll send you information explaining how to do this or you can also apply online.”

Residents who are not currently registered to vote can register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

It is particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered.

Research by the independent Electoral Commission shows that across Great Britain, people who have moved home recently are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time.

The research showed that 94 per cent of people who have been at their property for more than 16 years will be registered compared to 40 per cent of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

Any residents who have any questions can contact the elections team at Chesterfield Borough Council, email our elections team or call 01246 345402.


First published on 04 August 2016 Last updated on 07 July 2017