RichmondshireRichmondshire District Council’s canvass for the new Register of Electors is in its final stage.

Householders are being urged to make sure they are on the new register which will be published on December 1.

And with North Yorkshire County Council elections taking place across the county in May 2017, it is an opportunity for residents to make sure they can vote.

Richmondshire’s 23,000 homes have now received a form containing the information on the current electoral register – they are being asked to make sure it is correct and identify any residents not registered so that they can be included.

Reminders will be sent to non-responding households over the next few weeks – and a door-to-door canvass across the district will begin. Both will provide people with a final opportunity to register. People who have registered in previous years but fail to respond this year run the risk of having their names deleted from the Register.

Tony Clark, Electoral Registration Officer at Richmondshire District Council said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives using the online, text and phone services.

“It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered. If you have changed address in the last year, it’s likely that you will need to register at your new address.”

For more information contact the elections team on 01748 829100 or er.elections@richmondshire.gov.uk; check out richmondshire.gov.uk or www.gov.uk/register-to-vote