Your vote matters. Don't lose it
Archived news: published on Monday 31 Jul 2017 by Fife Council
Look out for your letter!
HOUSEHOLDS in Fife will soon be receiving a form asking them to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct as part of Fife’s annual voter registration canvass.
The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can register to vote individually.
Although there are not any planned elections in the near future; this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that they will be able to take part and have their say if any are called.
Linda Bissett, Electoral Registration Officer for Fife, said: “Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you’re able to have your say in futureelections, simply check the form when it arrives and reply as soon as possible.
“It’s also important to include 14 year-olds who will become 15 by 30 November 2017 on the form. This is so they are on the register when they become old enough to vote.
“You don’t need to return the paper form. You can respond online by updating the contents of the form online at www.hef-response.co.uk You can also confirm there’s no change at your property by calling 0800 025 3173 and entering your security code from the form or by texting your security code and password, separated by a space, to 07507 319820.
“Registering to vote is quick and easy. If you’re not currently registered, you can find out how to register at www.fifedirect.org.uk/electoralregister.”
Although the annual canvass form isn’t a registration form, it’s still important that you complete it. The information you provide will enable us to send a separate individual registration form to all the people in your household who are eligible and need to register.
It’s particularly important that anyone who has recently moved looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered at their new address.
For more information and to register to vote visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/electoralregister
Tel: 03451 55 55 11 Contact Electoral Registration online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT