Electoral registration reminder02/11/15
MORE THAN 4000 electors in Dundee could lose their vote in the next few weeks if they do not contact election chiefs.
A total of 4745 people whose details have not been matched with information on government records must register under the new Electoral Registration System or be removed from the Electoral Register by December 1.
Letters, forms and reminders have been sent to people since the introduction of Individual Elector Registration (IER) in September last year but there has been no response from this number.
A final reminder letter is likely to hit door mats this week and it will be the last chance to act.
The 4745 figures is around twice the number of former voters who are taken off the register each year because of death, moving house or other personal circumstances.
Anyone who still needs to register should find out their National Insurance Number then go online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
People who don’t have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone can call into any library or at the Electoral Registration Office at 20 City Square and use the Public Access facilities. They can also telephone 01382 434444.
The Electoral Register is used by banks and credit reference agencies and not being on it will create difficulty in opening a bank account, obtaining credit and entering into agreements such as hire purchase or mobile phone contracts.
Meanwhile canvassers are also knocking on doors across the city to gather more than 15,000 additional outstanding Household Enquiry Forms (HEF) and Invitation to Register forms