PEOPLE living in the Shropshire Council area are being reminded to look out for a letter or email asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address.

With local elections due to take place at Shropshire Council in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for people to make sure they can take part.

Letters and emails were originally sent out last month, but reminders are now being sent to those who haven’t yet responded.

The annual canvass ensures that the electoral register is kept up-to-date, identifying any residents who are not yet registered, so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.

National legislation requires that Shropshire Council must send out the forms annually at this time of year.

Voters are encouraged to complete their online registration process by 1 October, but may, if they prefer call the council’s customer services team on 0345 678 9015. Information can also be sent by post.