of Burnham residents face losing the right to vote
of residents across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area face
losing the right to vote in upcoming local elections, the district
council has warned this week.
8,500 households across the area have not returned their annual
voting canvass forms, which were sent out in June.
District Council says that if the forms are not returned, residents
will be unable to cast their vote in next May's County Council
Elections and this November's Police Crime Commissioner Elections.
Facey, Electoral Registration Officer at Sedgemoor District Council,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A form was sent in late June to
each household in the district with the names of those already
registered at that property. Even if the details are correct you
must still return the form or use the telephone, Internet or text
options that are set out."
added: "It is really important that people provide us with
this information so the Register of Electors can be kept up to
date. Returning the forms will mean we don't have to send staff
to visit non-responding households which will ultimately be paid
for out of the taxpayer's purse."
further information, or if you have lost or not received a form,
call Sedgemoor's elections team on 01278 435334.