Door knocking to collect voter registration forms

Register to Vote poster
Register to Vote poster

Canvassers working for Horsham District Council will be knocking on doors over the next few weeks to collect unreturned voter registration forms.

The electoral registration forms were first sent out in early July and reminders have also been sent to households across the Horsham District.

The voter registration form asks where householders will be living on October 15 2012.  

The forms have been sent out earlier than usual this year because of the Police & Crime Commissioner elections taking place in Sussex on Thursday November 15.

Registering to vote is something that is required by law.

The canvassers who will be visiting homes will be wearing a Horsham District Council identity badge to show they are genuinely working for the Council.

Residents will be able to give the canvassers their outstanding forms and they will be returned to the Council’s offices in North Street in Horsham.

Horsham District Council, which runs all elections locally, is urging residents to return their completed voter registration forms to the Council as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out on their chance to vote.

The information will then be used to prepare the Register of Electors 2013, which for this year will come into force on 16 October 2012 in time to be used for the election on Thursday November 15 2012.

If voters are away on Thursday November 15 or will find it difficult to get to the polling station they can apply for a postal vote.

This might also be helpful with these elections taking place at a time of year when the weather could be poor and it gets dark early.

To receive a postal vote application form or for more information, please contact Horsham District Council by emailing elections@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215126.