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Call to respond to voter registration forms across Lowestoft and Waveney

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 July 2015

Mike Page aerial photograph of Lowestoft. Picture: MIKE PAGE

Mike Page aerial photograph of Lowestoft. Picture: MIKE PAGE

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Annual voter registration forms have been sent out – and Waveney District Council is asking residents to respond by the deadline in order to help save money.

With 56,000 properties in Waveney receiving a Household Enquiry Form last week, householders are required by law to confirm or update the details of anyone at their address who is eligible to vote in the UK.

The forms are pre-printed with the names of the occupants currently registered to vote at each address. A response is required; either to update their details if there are any changes or to confirm that the information is still the same. Even residents who voted in the recent elections still need to respond by July 31, 2015.

Arthur Charvonia, Waveney’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Waveney residents have always been excellent at using the automated systems to confirm their details and this year for the first time, people can use the dedicated website to make changes to their details, which we hope will simplify the process even further. Canvassing every property in Waveney is a legal necessity however it is costly and so we are urging residents to help us save money wherever possible by responding to their Household Enquiry Form by July 31. This will reduce the need to send unnecessary reminder letters and forms which would be a waste of taxpayer’s money.”

Responses can be made by text, phone or through the dedicated website.

If there are no changes to be made then call freephone 0800 197 9871, text NOCHANGE using the security code shown on the form to 80212 or visit www.registerbyinternet.com/waveney

To change any details on your form go to www.registerbyinternet.com/waveney or amend, sign and return the form using the enclosed envelope.

Once responses have been received by all properties, an up-to-date Register of Electors can be published.

■ Further details about the Register of Electors and annual voter registration can be found at www.waveney.gov.uk


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