Make sure you can vote for upcoming elections
Published Thursday 5th July 12
Rotherham residents will receive their electoral registration forms through the post earlier than usual this year.
This is to ensure the electoral register is as up-to-date as possible ahead of the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 15 November.
These are new elections and residents are being encouraged to complete their registration form and return it promptly to ensure they can have their say this November.
Rotherham's Electoral Services team have been busy preparing for the annual canvass. Around 114,000 voter registration forms will be delivered to households in the Rotherham Borough at the beginning of July. The forms will be processed over the coming months to compile the revised electoral register which will be published by the 16 October 2012.
Residents who don't receive their form can contact the electoral services team on 01709 823590 or print one off at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you have to do is update the annual canvass form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote and return it to as soon as possible. If your details haven't changed you can also reply by using phone or via the internet.
On your electoral registration form you can opt to have your details excluded from the edited register. This will mean your details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.