It's time to update your voter registration details
The annual canvass to compile the next Register of Electors, also known as the voters' roll, will start in July 2015.
If you have previously provided your email address to Electoral Services, you will receive an email asking you to confirm the information that we currently hold by going online. Using this service helps reduce the number of forms we print and post, helping us to save money.
Please respond to this email about your registration before 19 July 2015.
Following the instructions in the email, you will be able to confirm that the details for your property are correct or you will have the option to add new residents, remove previous residents, amend your name or apply for a postal vote.
Those who do not respond to this email will be sent a Household Enquiry Form in early August.
The main canvass will start later in early August when household enquiry forms will be sent to every property in Copeland.When you receive the form, carefully check the information it contains, then respond by posting it back or using the automated service using the internet, telephone or text message.It is important that you respond straight away to avoid us having to send reminder forms or send a canvasser to visit you.
Register of Electors
The last Register of Electors was published on 1 December 2014. The way people register to vote changed last year, following the introduction of Individual Elector Registration which provides the facility to register online.Not only could you lose your vote if you don't register but being registered to vote can help with obtaining financial services, for example: applying for a mortgage or a mobile phone contract. You can check your registration by calling Electoral Services or by asking at reception at The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7SJ
The next Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will held on Thursday 5 May 2016. You will only be able to vote if your name appears in the Register of Electors which lists all those eligible to vote in the various elections.