Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.
With elections taking place in Eden in May 2022, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.
The annual canvass ensures that Eden District Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so.
Karen Thompson, Electoral Services Officer at Eden District Council said: “It’s important that residents look out for messages from the Council, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Eden.
“We will send you a form from Monday 2 August for you to respond to. To make sure you are able to have your say at elections, simply follow the instructions on the form.
“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”
People who have moved recently are also encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from Eden District Council and to check their details.
Research by the Electoral Commission, published in 2019, indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time.
Across Great Britain, 92 per cent of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36 per cent of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.
Information on registering to vote is available on the Electoral Commission website at or on the Eden District Council website.