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Canvassers call to remind people to register to vote

SWANSEA residents who are yet to return their Household Registration Form this year may have a knock on their doors in the next couple of weeks.

In August every household in the city was sent a form asking people to check whether the information which appears on the Electoral Register for that address is correct.

Many have responded by mail, phone or online but hundreds more still need to respond and will be receiving reminder forms and visits by canvassers to encourage them to return this vital information.

The aim is to ensure that the Electoral Register is up to date, and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

Not appearing on the Electoral Register may have a negative effect on your credit score, which is used when buying some items, such as mobile phones, or when opening a bank account. 

Alison O'Hara, Swansea Council's Electoral Services Team Leader, said: "Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. Our canvassers will be calling at homes that have not yet responded to remind people to do so.

"They will all have identification and will not ask for information at the door but if you wish to hand your completed form back to the canvassers you can."

Households with internet access can complete the form quickly and easily online at using the 2 security codes printed on their form.

There is also a Freephone number, and SMS number on the form. Or the form can be posted back using the enclosed freepost envelope.

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