Reminders sent for right to vote in Fareham

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THOUSANDS of households are being warned that they risk losing the right to vote.

Fareham Borough Council has sent out 14,000 reminders to homes which haven’t yet returned their completed electoral registration forms.

And over the next three weeks door-to-door canvassers will be out and about visiting households to ensure all eligible adults in the borough are on the 2012 electoral roll.

Registration forms were sent to all 47,681 households across the borough.

Peter Grimwood, electoral registration officer for Fareham, said: ‘We have over 50 canvassers who have been specially trained to carry out this important task.

‘We know there will be local elections on May 3, 2012 and an election to appoint local police and crime commissioners on November 15, 2012, but you can only vote if your name is on the electoral roll. Anyone who wants to have their say through the ballot box must make sure they are registered.’