Now is the time to fill in your electoral registration forms
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Electoral Registration team are busy compiling the annual register of elections and have recently sent second reminders to non-responding properties.
The process of getting residents registered now moves into the final stage. This will mean that all non-responding properties will have personal visits (until March 2) to gain the information of who resides at these properties.
This is to ensure that the Register of Electors is as up-to-date as possible ahead of this year’s elections, including the European Parliament elections in May.
The canvassers will have a list of properties to call at and will be calling throughout February to gather this information. They can assist in completing the form but will require a signature confirming the details are correct.
The Electoral Register is an important document and is used by many companies, such as credit reference agencies, to prove that someone is a genuine applicant.
Failure to be registered may mean that individuals are unable to get a mortgage, loan or mobile phone.
Residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf are reminded that they are required by law to complete these forms. Failure to do this could result in a fine of up to £1,000.
Keith Griffiths, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you have to do is update the annual canvass form with details of everyone who lives in the household and is eligible to vote, and return it to us as soon as possible. It’s your vote, don’t lose it.”
Residents who are not registered or require assistance in filling in their forms can contact the Electoral Registration Team on 01443 90100 or visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Also, for more information, contact your local Electoral Registration Officer on 01443 490100.