Residents are receiving letters telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.
North Tyneside Council’s electoral registration officer is writing to more than 158,000 people in the borough to explain that a new, more secure, system of individual electoral registration is being introduced.
Now, each individual will be responsible for registering themselves, rather than the ‘head of household’ registering everyone living in a property.
Many residents will automatically move onto the new electoral register.
However, some will need to take action to join or remain on it, which they will now also be able to do for the first time by registering quickly and easily online.
Viv Geary, North Tyneside electoral registration officer, said: “North Tyneside residents will receive a letter this month that will explain the change to the electoral registration system.
“Look out for the letter, as it will tell you if you have been automatically transferred to the new register or not.
“If you have not been transferred, you will need to provide some additional information and the letter will tell you exactly what you need to do.”
For more information, visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters
If you do not receive a letter, contact the North Tyneside elections team on (0191) 643 2270, or email firstname.lastname@example.org