Saturday, 5 October 2013

Thanet residents urged not to lose the right to vote

As from 4 October Thanet District Council is making sure that voter registration forms are dropped through letterboxes throughout Thanet. Residents are being urged to register online at or return their forms as soon as possible to ensure their name is added or stays on the electoral register.

Chief Executive Sue McGonigal said: "It is important people make sure they are on our electoral register. Unfortunately people often think that because they pay council tax they are automatically registered, but this is not the case.”

Registering to vote is simple. All residents need to do is update the annual canvass form with the details of everyone in their household who is eligible to vote online at or return the voter registration form to us as soon as possible.
On the electoral registration form people can opt to have their details excluded from the edited register. This will mean their details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.

Anyone needing more information about the annual canvass, the voter registration form itself or elections generally should contact the Elections Office on 01843 577500, or e-mail

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