Bradford Council to boost voter registration
Bradford Council is urging residents not to get caught out and ensure they are registered to vote.
Throughout October the council will send out reminder letters and canvassers will visit properties where people haven’t responded.
The local authority will run an online and street poster campaign encouraging groups which are traditionally under represented on the electoral roll.
Registration allows people to vote in elections and referendums, positively contributes to credit scores and is a legal requirement.
Bradford district’s voter electoral registration rates are higher than the national average of 2.5% and have increased by 4.9%.
However, Bradford Council wishes to ensure as many people as possible take part in democratic processes.
All people need is their name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number.
Kersten England, Electoral Registration and Returning Officer for Bradford district: “We are working hard to ensure as many people as possible are able to vote in elections and referendums.
“If an election is called and you’re not registered, you won’t be able to vote.
“Registering only takes a few minutes.
“Your vote matters! Don’t lose it.”
Registration only takes a few minutes and can be done online at gov.uk/register-to-vote or by calling 01274 43 2287.