Residents in Shropshire are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up-to-date.
Voters are being encouraged to complete their online registration process by 17th August 2021.
The annual canvass ensures that the electoral register is kept up-to-date, identifying any residents who are not yet registered, so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.
Andy Begley, the Electoral Registration Officer for Shropshire Council said: "It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from us, which this year for many people, will be in the form of an email, rather than a form through the post."
"The email will contain a two-part security code and a link to a secure registration website. Electors should carefully follow the instructions contained in the voter registration message, so that Shropshire Council can make sure that they have all the right details on the Electoral Register for every address in its area."
"Voters are being encouraged to complete their online registration process by 17th August, but may, if they do not have online access, contact our Customer Services Team on 0345 678 9015, who can assist them with their registration over the telephone."
"If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send."
"If you need to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. As this year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a pandemic, while restrictions have eased, we are working hard to ensure that we continue to take account of public health guidelines."
Over the coming weeks, Shropshire Council will be contacting many of its residents about this by email. Some residents will get a form in the post.