REGISTER TODAY AND KEEP YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
By Karenh2009 | Friday, September 03, 2010, 09:46
RESIDENTS in Chorley are
being urged to return their electoral registration forms so they keep their
right to vote.
Each household is being
delivered with a register of electors form from Chorley Council so the
authority can update its records.
The form specifies who is
currently registered at the address and who is eligible to vote.
Goldsworthy, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “It couldn’t be simpler to update
the records and this year we have made it easier for residents who can register
by text message or over the internet at www.elecreg.co.uk/chorley as well
as by post and telephone.”
Whether it is local, general
or European elections, householders will not be able to vote if they are not on
There are local and parish
elections scheduled for May 2011 and there could be a government referendum. If
you aren’t on the register you won’t be able to vote.
Not being registered can
also affect credit ratings and your ability to take out loans, mortgages or
other credit such as mobile phone contracts.
“We’ve had just over half of
all households update their details so far and I would urge anyone who has not
registered to do so now,” said Coun Goldsworthy.
“Even if there are no changes
since last year you need to tell us. It will only take a few minutes to do and
means you will have your say when it comes to election time.”
If you haven’t replied yet,
you will receive a reminder form in the next week and return it quickly as the
new updated register will be published on December 1, 2010.
Householders are required by
law to give the information requested on the electoral registration forms.
If you have lost your
registration form contact Chorley Council on 01257 515151.