Your vote matters, don’t lose it

The 2017 General Election saw a huge increase in voter turnout, both nationally and locally.

Following these gains, Sefton Council is again contacting local residents to make sure they do not lose their vote.

All households in Sefton have been sent an Electoral Registration Form for them to provide up-to-date information of who is living at the property.

This will ensure their information is correct on the electoral register.

 Cllr Paulette Lappin, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Services said: “The reason this form is so important as not only does it make sure people can vote in local and national elections, but it also gives them the opportunity to register to vote for the first time.

“In particular, those who have changed address or students living at more than one address may have quite a shock when it comes to voting.

“Even if they have registered already, their vote is invalid if new details have not been provided.”

Jill Coule, Head of Regulation and Compliance at Sefton Council, added: “I urge everyone who sees this form to read it carefully and respond to it.

“Even if your details have not changed, if you do not confirm this within three years, you will automatically be removed from the register and lose your right to vote.

“If there has been no change in your circumstances, it is as straightforward as making a phone call or sending a text.

“You should also return an updated form if the previous occupier is registered to the address or if the property is empty”

To update the register with any changes, residents should visit Sefton’s household response website with the  with the code provided on their form, or sign and post the form to the address provided.

If there are no changes in circumstances, residents can call freephone on 0800 197 9871 or text their security code to 80212.

If no form has been received, residents should contact Electoral Services at Sefton Council on 0345 140 0845 or by email

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