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Are you registered to vote?

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Update

Are you registered to vote?

Households in the borough will be contacted throughout August and September by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer as part of the annual electoral registration canvass. Each year the council is required by law to contact households to confirm the names of residents are correct on the electoral register or update them. Residents who have consented to receiving information about electoral registration by email, will receive an email from electoral.services@basingstoke.gov.uk with the subject line ‘Do Not Delete - You need to respond. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are updating the electoral register.’ The council has been working closely with the Electoral Commission and the Cabinet Office on this new approach which is compliant with data protection rules and reduces the amount of paper sent out. Residents who would prefer not to be emailed can easily unsubscribe from the service and will be sent a paper form instead. People who do not receive an email will receive a paper form at a later date. The borough council’s Electoral Registration Officer Rebecca Emmett said: “The council is required by law to to obtain and confirm the names of residents to check who is eligible to register to vote and ensure our Electoral Register is up to date. To make sure you are able to have your say at the May 2022 elections you should respond to the email or complete and return the paper form as quickly as possible.” The revised register of electors will be published in December 2021. For more information call 01256 844844 or visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/canvass

Fiona Walters