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The Register of Electors is a list of all those residents in the Borough who are eligible to vote in various elections. It also contains a list of overseas voters whose last registration to vote was at an address within Bournemouth, Service personnel who have registered under a service declaration and can include the names of homeless persons if they can claim some local connection. If you are not on the Register of Electors, you cannot vote.
There are two versions of the Register of Electors produced, a full version and an edited version.
The full version of the Register contains the names of all eligible electors within the Borough of Bournemouth. Only certain persons and organisations are allowed to have copies of this version of the Register of Electors. They are only permitted by law to use it for specified purposes, including electoral purposes, the prevention and the detection of crime and checking your identity when you have applied for credit. It is a criminal offence for them to pass information from the Register of Electors on to an unauthorised party or to use it for any other purpose.
The edited version of the Register of Electors leaves out the names and addresses of electors who have asked for them to be excluded from this version of the Register, and it may be purchased by anyone for any purpose, including direct marketing.
Each year on the canvass forms we carry forward the registers that electors wish to appear on from their previous registration. If an elector chooses to opt out we have shown this by a tick in the edited register box on the form/website opposite their name. If an elector did not choose to opt out the box has been left blank.
The Register of Electors is revised during the autumn and is published each year on the 1 December after we have completed our annual canvass of all households within the Borough of Bournemouth. It is also updated once a month, on the first working day of each month, under a Rolling Registration scheme|.
To check whether your name is included on the Register of Electors you can inspect the Register at the Town Hall, some Town Libraries or, alternatively, contact Electoral Services. The right of everyone who is eligible to vote is a fundamental democratic right. If any of your details have changed from that printed on the register and you have not already informed us of this then please contact Electoral Services to have the register corrected.
Please take a look at the award winning website www.promotethevote.co.uk| which aims to raise awareness by supporting and encouraging people with learning disabilities to have a better understanding of the voting process, to become active citizens and to register to vote.
If you require any further information on Elections or Electoral registration then contact the Electoral Services Office helpline on 01202 451123 or via email|.
More information is available at: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk|
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