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We are in the process of sending out Register of Elector or Canvass Forms to every property in Bournemouth. This is later than usual due to Individual Electoral Registration in 2014.
If there will be no changes to the information printed on your form, you have three easy ways to re-register, which will save your council money. You will need your form to hand. If you have not received a form please contact the Electoral Services Office on 01202 451123 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org|
You can confirm the details are correct by telephoning our automated FREEPHONE number 0808 284 1473 - using a touchtone phone with the * symbol, or;
Visit our Internet site which is at
To register, text the security code part one, a space, security code part two to
07786809378 to opt everyone one in your household out of the edited register 07786 209 373 for everyone to still appear on the edited register – your security codes for your property can be found on the top right hand corner of your Register of Electors Form
For example, if your security code part one was 123456 and part two 7890. Your text would read 123456 7890. Registering by text message will cost no more than the standard network rate.
The telephone number, internet address and text numbers are also printed on the top right corner of your Register of Electors Form. These options are open to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of the canvass which ends on Monday 17th February 2014.
If you need to make changes to the information printed on your form, such as add or remove an elector or amend a current electors name. Then you will need to make the amendments to the form by using a BLUE or BLACK ink pen, sign it and return the form in the envelope provided.
In previous years where an elector has chosen to ‘opt out’ of the Edited Register, a tick has been pre-printed on the annual canvass registration.
Due to a legal challenge, Bournemouth Borough Council has been requested to stop this practice.
You are now required to tick the Edited Register box if you do not want your details sold to any person or company or used for any purpose - this is known as opting out of the edited register. To opt out please tick the edited register box opposite each name in the registration.
If you do not mind your personal information being purchased and used for marketing or any other purpose leave the edited register box blank - your personal details will then show on the Edited Register.
There is a further explanation of the two versions of the register below
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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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