Renewal of electoral register information

LOCAL voters are being asked to make sure they are still eligible to cast their votes by filling in registration forms which will be issued in the near future.

The forms are being sent out by Angus’s electoral registration officer and around 54,000 will be distributed around the county.

Information gathered will be used to form a new electoral register which will be published in December and to make sure the names of all eligible voters are included, it is important that the forms are completed and returned as soon as possible.

These will be addressed to householders although they will list the names of all those currently eligible to vote. If the details are still correct they can be registered by Freephone, the internet or text, options which have been introduced to make it even easier to keep details up to date. Postal forms, however, will still be accepted.

If details have changed, the changes can be made on the back of the form and sent back in the prepaid envelope.

As young electors are sometimes missed from the register, householders are being reminded that they should include the names and dates of birth of residents who are currently only 16 or 17 years old. The electoral registration officer will then ensure that these electors will be eligible to vote as soon as they reach their 18th birthday.