Failure to register to vote could lead to fine

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PEOPLE have been warned they can be fined up to £1,000 if they do not register on the electoral roll.

Havant Borough Council is sending out registration forms to every household in the town as it updates its list of voters.

Residents are expected to confirm their details are correct or to amend them.

This can be done either by returning the paper form or by going online using the security codes provided on the form.

Failure to do so could lead to residents facing a fine or being removed from the register.

It could also mean losing the right to vote.

Failure to register can also cause difficulties when opening a bank account or obtaining credit.

Jayne Day, elections manager, said: ‘We have a duty to ensure the electoral register is as complete and accurate as possible.

‘The forms are easy to fill in and free to return with the enclosed envelope, alternatively residents can complete the process online in just a few minutes.’

For more information and help completing the forms in Havant, contact the elections team on (023) 9244 6225/6.