Thousands risk losing vote in landmark election
HIGH Peak residents have been urged to make sure they do not lose the chance to have their say in the historic police and crime commissioner elections on Thursday, November 15.
Over the last two months, households will have received an annual canvass voter registration form that must be returned to the Borough Council by Monday, October 8.
People who have not received their form, or have lost it, can call the electoral registration helpline on 0845 129 4851 or print one off at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
High Peak Mayor Pat Jenner said: “You have to be on the electoral register if you want to vote in the first police and crime commissioner elections.
“We estimate that around 10,900 households, or approximately 26 per cent, haven’t returned their forms. Some people wrongly assume that paying council tax means you’re registered to vote. But that’s not the case and that’s why I’m urging everyone eligible to vote in the High Peak to return their form as soon as possible”, he added.
For more information, call the electoral registration helpline on 0845 129 4851.
Last updated: 8th October 2012