Don't lose your vote! Make sure you are registered

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Image captionIf you’ve received either of these forms through your door, please return them to the council

With only days to go until the new electoral register is published, it’s time to make sure you are registered.

The voter registration system was changed by Government last June. Instead of the previous system of registering by household, every person now has to register themselves individually. The council is then required to check all of the details before residents are added to the electoral register.

If you are not currently registered or recently moved into the borough, it’s extremely important that you complete the registration form you’ve recently received or go online to register in a matter of minutes. If you are unsure, contact us at 020 8753 4466.

“Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible in order for them to be able to have their say on issues that affect their lives,” said Nigel Pallace, Electoral Registration Officer for Hammersmith & Fulham.

Over the past few weeks, voter registration canvassers have been knocking on doors around the borough urging every resident to register to vote. If you are registered but have not returned your household enquiry form, you must do so that everyone in your house has the opportunity to register.

Next month, a new electoral register will be published which will determine the future political boundaries of London and the area your local MP represents.

If you have moved recently and you are not registered at your new address, it could also affect your ability to get a mortgage, mobile phone contract or a loan as the electoral roll is used by credit rating companies.

Registering now will save the council money to spend on key services and ensure you can vote in the upcoming mayoral election.

The Government’s changes to the registration process means that it now takes longer for your registration to be accepted – so don’t delay!

Register today! Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

For more details, visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters

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