203As part of Durham County Council’s annual canvass, households will soon receive a form checking the information held on the electoral register.

Electoral registration officer Colette Longbottom said: “It is important to respond to the request for information, even if there has been no change to the details, as otherwise people may be lost from the register and be unable to vote in future local and national elections.”

Both County Council and parish elections are due to take place in May 2017.

Confirming details is quick and simple – and being registered to vote can help to improve a person’s credit rating.

If all of the information on the form is correct people can:

 Return it in the envelope provided. Postage is free.

 Phone 0800 197 9871 or text 80212 and when prompted enter part 1 and part 2 of the security code printed on the form.

 Visit www.householdresponse.com/dcc and enter part 1 and part 2 of the security code printed on the form.

That website can also be used to add or delete an elector’s name, or to make changes to a current elector’s name.

There is also an option available to request a postal vote or to opt out from being on the open register.

If any of the information is incorrect, it can also be amended on the form and returned to Electoral Services at Durham County Council.

For more information, call 03000 261 212 or email electoralservices@durham.gov.uk

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