Darlington Borough Council is asking residents to look out for the Household Enquiry Form on their doormats and to respond as soon as possible.
The Household Enquiry Form enables the council to ensure that the Electoral Register is up-to-date and identify any residents who are not registered so they can be encouraged to do so.
With local elections set to take place in May 2019, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they are able to take part and have their say.
Luke Swinhoe, Electoral Registration Officer at Darlington Borough Council, said: “It is important that residents respond as soon as possible so that we can make sure we have the correct details on the Electoral Register for every address in Darlington.
“To make sure you can have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.
“If you are not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. If you want to register, the easiest way is to do it online or we can send you information explaining how to do this in the post.
“Either way, you will still need to complete the form and send it back to us.”
People who have recently moved are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the Household Enquiry Form, and check the details.
Residents who have any questions can contact the Electoral Registration Team at the council on 01325 406444.
Source: Darlington Borough Council