The biggest change in the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years is being introduced in Wiltshire over the summer.
Everyone living in the county will receive a letter explaining the new secure Individual Electoral Registration system being rolled out across the country to replace the previous method.
Now anyone entitled to vote will be responsible for registering themselves, replacing the former system where the “head of the household” registered everyone living in a property.
Most people will automatically move onto the new electoral register but some will need to register online, an option available for the first time, to join or remain on the register.
Stuart Wheeler, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for democratic services, told Marlborough News Online: “Wiltshire residents will receive a letter explaining the change to the electoral registration system. Look out for this 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 be asked to provide some additional information and the letter will tell you exactly what you need to do.”
If you don’t receive a letter or for more information visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/elections/electoralregistration.htm or www.gov.uk/yourvotematters