The council will soon be sending forms to 3,500 postal voters
asking them to update their signature if they want to vote again in
the same way.
Anyone who has a postal, proxy or postal proxy vote that is five
years old or more will need to update their signatures if they want
to vote by post or by proxy again.
Signatures that are over five years old have to be updated every
five years to prevent fraudulent practices relating to postal
New forms will be sent to households at the end of January and
voters need to return them in a prepaid envelope as soon as
The Council's Electoral Registration Officer John Grady said:
"Anyone who votes by post or proxy needs to look out for this form
on their doormat. It's imperative they fill it in and sign it so
they can vote in the same way again at the next election. We'll
send out reminders but we'd rather get returns after the first one
as it will cost the taxpayer more to process. If the council
doesn't receive signed forms by 13 March 2013, anyone with an
existing absent voter status will have to be cancelled and they
will have to vote in person at their polling station."
For further information please contact Sue Hewkin email@example.com
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