Doorstep drive to help people vote in Bourne and the Deepings

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Council workers are visiting homes in Bourne and the Deepings to make sure people are registered to vote.

Thousands of letters have been sent out by South Kesteven District Council over the last three months inviting people to update their details on its electoral register.

We are visiting homes to encourage those who have not responded to fill in the form and ensure that our electoral register is up to date.

Beverly Agass, electoral registration officer for South Kesteven

Most people have complied but the area’s electoral registration office suspects that about 20 per cent of people have not yet filled in the forms.

Electoral registration officer Beverley Agass said: “Anyone who wants to vote must be registered to make sure they are able to have their say at the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections next year.

“We are visiting homes to encourage those who have not responded to fill in the form and ensure that our electoral register is up to date.

“It is particularly important for anyone who has moved recently to check whether they are registered as recent evidence would suggest that, across Great Britain, recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time.”