Your vote matters - make sure you're in
Thursday 31st of August 2017
Electoral registration forms have been sent to every household within Pembrokeshire asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the Electoral Register for that address is correct.
Householders who have not returned their electoral registration forms will now be sent a reminder. Householders are being urged to respond as soon as possible. This can be done online, by telephone; text or returning the form in the envelope provided.
The aim is to ensure that the Electoral Register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.
Although there are no planned elections for 2018, elections can be called at any time so this is an opportunity for residents to ensure that they will be able to take part, even if an election is called at short notice.
Ian Westley, Electoral Registration Officer at Pembrokeshire County Council, said: "Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say in future elections simply check the form when it arrives and respond as promptly as possible.
"It's particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for this information to ensure that they are registered."
The printing and posting of the forms incurs extra costs at a time when the local authority is trying to save money, while failure to respond to the reminder will incur the further expense of a canvasser calling at each property that has not responded.
The electoral registration form also allows residents to opt to have their details excluded from the Open Register. This means their details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.
Anyone who has any questions should call the helpline on 01437 775844 or email: electoralservicespembrokeshire.gov.uk
Source: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?id=35178 (Thu Aug 31st 2017)