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A new voter registration drive is under way in Bourne and Deepings ahead of next year’s district and county elections.

South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) is writing to householders across the area asking people to check whether their personal details are correct.

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

Beverly Agass, electoral registration officer, South Kesteven District Council

information appears on the electoral register.

People are encouraged to reply to the council’s annual voter registration drive to ensure they are registered and eligible to vote in next year’s elections.

Beverly Agass, SKDC electoral registration officer, said: “The aim of the voter registration form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so they can be encouraged to do so.

“With elections taking place in our area in May 2017, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they are registered and able to take part.

“Anyone that wants to vote must be registered and to make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and reply as promptly as possible.

“All households must respond even if there are no changes to be made to the information and they can do this by returning the form in the pre-paid envelope provided, online, by telephone or by text.

“It is essential for a healthy democracy that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so and, for those who need to register, it is now easier than ever with the online system of registration.

“If you have changed address in the last year, it is particularly likely that you will need to register at your new address, so check the form as soon as it arrives.”

For more details, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote