Don’t miss out on your right to vote

VOTER registration forms will soon be dropping through letterboxes throughout West Lindsey and you are being urged to return yours as soon as possible.

If you do not register to vote you will not be eligible to vote in the election of a police commissioner for Lincolnshire as well as any by-elections during 2012.

West Lindsey electoral registration officer, Rachel North, and her staff will be sending forms to households throughout the district over the coming days in order to compile the electoral register, which will be effective from December 1 2011.

If you do not receive a form before the end of this month you should contact the electoral registration officer to request a form on 01427 676575 or email EReg@west-lindsey.gov.uk.

Ms North said: “Registering to vote is very simple. All you have to do is update the annual canvass form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote and return it to us as soon as possible.

“If there are no changes to the pre-printed details on the form then you can register by phone or internet. “However, some people may not realise that everyone has to register each year to ensure their names are included on the register of electors”.

On your electoral registration form you can opt to have your details excluded from the edited register.