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Feb 05

Make sure you can have your say – Register To Vote Today

ballot_box_1TODAY is National Voter Registration day and the Council is once again urging residents to take some time to check they are registered to vote.

In one week’s time (Feb 12) Reading Borough Council will be sending letters to all 62,354 properties in the borough. Each letter will list all of the people currently registered to vote at the address. Where the information is correct, no action is needed.

If someone living at the property is not listed, they need to register themselves to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Residents are being asked to look out for the Household Notification Letters – which will begin landing on doormats across Reading towards the end of next week – and take action where someone living at the property is not listed.

Residents can also check whether they are registered to vote by calling the Council’s Electoral Registration Team on 0118 937 3717.

There are now less than 100 days left until both the Reading Borough Council local elections, and Police and Crime Commissioner elections, take place on May 5th. Residents need to ensure they are registered to have a vote on polling day.

Previously, one person in every household was responsible for registering everyone else who lives at that address. The Government’s introduction of the Individual Electoral Registration (IER) system however, now means each and every individual is responsible for registering themselves to vote.

Registering to vote is easy. You can now do it online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Residents who prefer to have a paper registration from sent to them instead, can request one by calling the Council’s Electoral Registration Team on 0118 937 3717 or writing to Electoral Registration Officer, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
Alternatively you can email Elections@reading.gov.uk

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