Rotherham: Do not lose your right to vote

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Some Rotherham residents will lose their right to vote unless they complete their electoral registration forms

Reminders to fill in these registration forms will be issued next week by Rotherham Council’s electoral services department.

Forms were originally sent out to every household at the end of October to gather information for the new edition of the Register of Electors which will be published by 17th February, 2014.

Around 114,500 forms were sent out initially and so far around 60 per cent of households have responded. This leaves almost 45,200 households in danger of losing their right to vote.

These people are being reminded that if they fail to return the form their name, and those living in their house who are eligible to vote, may not be included on the electoral register.

The electoral register is not only used for voting purposes. Credit reference agencies are legally entitled to use it to check details, so your credit rating can be affected if you are not included.

Householders are also reminded that they are required by law to return these forms.

If you have not yet received a form please contact the electoral services help line on 01709 823590.