Register to vote every year – not just for elections
As news coverage about local elections in some parts of the country on 1 May builds up, Test Valley’s electors are being reminded that, while there aren’t any scheduled elections in their area, it is still important to make sure that they are registered to vote.
Test Valley Borough Council’s Electoral Services team is urging residents to make sure that they are registered or they could lose their opportunity to vote in any future elections.
Anyone can take a look at the Register of Electors to see if they are registered by visiting the Council’s Andover or Romsey offices. Alternatively the electoral services team can give advice.
While the Council must canvass the whole Borough and update the Electoral Register between September and November each year, what is known as ‘rolling’ registration takes place between December and August.
This means that for most of the year it only takes two to four weeks for anyone moving to the area or changing their address to be included in the revised monthly Register and to be eligible to vote. Anyone registering between September and November will be included in new Register published in December.
More information about registering to vote in Test Valley is available in the Elections and Voting section of the Council’s website, www.testvalley.gov.uk/elections
Information is also available at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk