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Don’t Lose Your Right To Vote

22nd July 2019 Broxtowe Borough Council, Help & Advice Tags: 0 Comments

Broxtowe Borough Residents are being urged to look out for and return their voter registration details as soon as possible.


Canvass forms are an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can own their future and have their say, including in the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in May 2020. It’s also a legal requirement to respond and responding as soon as possible helps save the Council money by reducing the number of reminders which have to be posted out.

The form ensures that Broxtowe Borough Council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. If your details have changed simply update the form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote and return it to us as soon as possible.

Anyone looking to confirm that their details remain unchanged can do so by:

  • Logging on to
  • Sending a text message to 07786 206 968, including the two-part security number included on the electoral registration form.
  • Calling freephone 0808 284 1457, 24 hours a day.
  • Returning the signed electoral registration form using the pre-paid envelope provided.

Each year, two versions of the electoral register are compiled – the ‘full register’ and the ‘open register’. The full register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. Anyone is entitled to look at it, but it is a criminal offence to supply or use copies for purposes other than set down in the law. Its main use is to show who can vote in elections and referendums.

The open register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose, including marketing. Anyone can opt out of having their details included in the open version by ticking the box on the registration form. You will be able to alter whether your details appear on the open register or not by returning the form, or registering through the internet or telephone, but not via text.

Being on the electoral register is important not only to enable people to vote, but also when applying for things like a credit card or a mortgage as this can help validate information you provide.

More information is available at

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