Change to the electoral registration system
During August, all Flintshire residents should receive a letter through the
post concerning the biggest change to the electoral registration system in
nearly 100 years.
Over 118,000 people in Flintshire will receive a letter from Electoral
Registration Officer Colin Everett explaining a new, more secure system where
each individual will now be responsible for registering themselves. The
Individual Electoral Registration is being introduced to replace the old system
where one person registered everyone living in a property.
Many Flintshire residents will automatically move onto the new electoral
register. However, some will need to take action to join or remain on it, which
they will now also be able to do for the first time by registering quickly and
Colin Everett, Flintshire’s Electoral Registration Officer, said:
“Residents should receive a letter between 8 - 15 August explaining the changes
to the electoral registration system. The letter will tell you if you have been
automatically transferred to the new register. If you have not been
transferred, you will need to provide some additional information and the
letter will tell you exactly what you need to do.
“It’s really important that everyone makes sure they are registered to enable
them to take part in future elections and I want to thank residents in advance
for their co-operation.”
For more information visit www.flintshire.gov.uk/ier or
www.gov.uk/yourvotematters . If you do not receive a letter please contact
electoral services on 01352 702412 or email email@example.com