Reminder on election changes

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THIS summer all Wychavon residents will receive a letter through the post, or have a visit by a canvasser, telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

The district council will write to about 93,000 people throughout Wychavon explaining that a new, more secure, system of Individual Electoral Registration is being introduced to replace the old Victorian system where the ‘head of household’ registered everyone living in a property.

Now, each individual will be responsible for registering themselves.

Many residents will automatically move onto the new electoral register.

But some will need to take action to join or remain on it, which they will now also be able to do for the first time by registering quickly and easily online.

Elaine Dicks, electoral services manager, said: "Residents will receive a letter during august 2014 that will explain the change to the electoral registration system.

"Look out for the letter as it will tell you if you have been automatically transferred to the new register or not.

"If you have not been transferred, you will need to provide some additional information, and the letter will tell you exactly what you need to do."

For more information visit gov.uk/yourvotematters.

If you do not receive a letter call 01386 565437 or email elections@wychavon.gov.uk.

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