Make sure you stay on voter register
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.