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September
2013
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Europe/London

Don't lose your right to vote in 2014

Council+chamber

Voter registration forms will be dropping through letterboxes across the borough from 30 September to ensure that all residents who are eligible can exercise their right to vote in European and local Mayoral and Council elections in May 2014.

Hackney Council’s electoral registration office will be sending forms to every household in order to compile the electoral register. The form needs to be updated with details of everyone in your home who is eligible to vote and returned as soon as possible. If these details haven’t changed replies can be sent by text, phone or email.

To be eligible to vote in May and in future elections, your name must appear in the register of electors. You can appear on the register from age 16 or over, but you must be 18 or over to be allowed to vote on polling day.

People who do not return the forms will not be eligible to vote and could also be fined up to £1,000.

Tim Shields, Chief Executive of Hackney Council and Electoral Registration Officer
Many people may not realise that they have to register to vote each year and that if they do not return their registration form it could lead to fines, as well as not being able to vote in upcoming elections.

Not appearing on the electoral register can also affect your credit rating.
Tim Shields, Chief Executive of Hackney Council and Electoral Registration Officer