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Electoral register update forms being sent out soon

Online response now possible if no changes

Registration forms for Island residents to update the electoral register will be sent to all properties on the Island in the next few days.

For the first time, people will be able to respond online, on telephone or text if the details on their forms are unchanged.

It's hoped this will make the process easier for those responding - and more efficient for government.

The exercise is carried out annually to keep the electoral register up to date, listing who lives at your address and who is eligible to vote.

As the majority of households don't have changes to make from one year to the next, the new system will allow householders to confirm their details in just a few clicks or a quick phone call.

Those who DO need to make changes should complete and sign the form and return it in the pre-paid envelope.

Residents are responsible for keeping their entries up to date and individuals cannot vote in Keys or local authority elections unless they are on the register.

It is a legal requirement to respond to the annual canvass, even if an individual chooses not to exercise their democratic right to vote.

The deadline for responses to the 2017 annual canvass is Saturday 17 June

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