Don’t lose your voice – residents across the borough are being urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post.

As part of Hyndburn Borough Council’s annual voter registration canvass, households in Hyndburn have received a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

If you’ve checked the details and got back to us, either to confirm they are correct or to amend them, that’s great. If you haven’t done this yet then please do as soon as possible, even if there are no changes to be made.

The aim of the Household Enquiry Form (HEF) is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. People have to be on the electoral register in order to be able to vote in elections.

If the information on the form is correct you can confirm the details online or by using the automated telephone or text facility, or by returning the form by post.

If there are changes or additions they can be made online – instructions are on the form – or by completing the form and posting it back. You can’t use the automated phone or text facilities for making changes.

Jane Ellis, Electoral Registration Officer at Hyndburn Council, said:

“Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say during elections, simply check the form when it arrives and respond to it as promptly as possible.”

It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered.

The updated register of electors will be published in December.

Any residents who have any questions can contact the elections team at 01254 388111.

The annual canvass is a statutory duty carried out by all councils across the country.