Make sure you stay on voter reg­is­ter

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

The an­nual voter reg­is­tra­tion can­vass is now un­der­way and res­i­dents in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing asked to en­sure that they com­plete the house­hold en­quiry forms (HEF) sent to ev­ery house­hold.

Res­i­dents should com­plete the form is­sued to them and re­turn it as soon as pos­si­ble to en­sure that they will re­main on the elec­toral reg­is­ter and are able to vote in any fu­ture elec­tions. It is es­sen­tial res­i­dents check that their de­tails are cor­rect, amend these where nec­es­sary, and send the form back.

If their de­tails have not changed, house­holds are en­cour­aged to ei­ther use the free-phone ser­vice or go on­line to con­firm.

Us­ing these ser­vices not only makes con­firm­ing de­tails eas­ier, it’s also more cost-ef­fec­tive, sav­ing money that can be used for other ser­vices.

This year’s can­vass is again look­ing to cap­ture the de­tails of young peo­ple who will be 16 by Novem­ber 30, 2017 – de­tails are con­tained within the form.

Res­i­dents are also be­ing re­minded that credit ref­er­ence agen­cies use the elec­toral reg­is­ter as a check when as­sess­ing credit ap­pli­ca­tions. There­fore, if peo­ple are not on the reg­is­ter, their abil­ity to ac­cess credit may be af­fected.

In ad­di­tion, a fine up to £1000 may be im­posed for fail­ing to sup­ply the in­for­ma­tion re­quested.

Res­i­dents are ad­vised that if they have any queries with the form, they should con­tact the La­nark­shire Elec­toral Reg­is­tra­tion of­fice on free-phone 0800 030 4333.

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