Richmondshire District Council’s canvass for the new register of electors moves into its next stage this week.
Householders are being urged to make sure they are on the new register – so they don’t miss the chance to vote.
The district’s 24,000 homes have already been issued with a form containing information on the current electoral register – they need to make sure it is correct and identify any residents not registered so they can be included.
Seventy per cent of the forms have now been returned but over the next two weeks reminders will be issued to residents that still have to complete them - and a door-to-door canvass across the district will begin.
People who have registered in previous years but fail to respond this year run the risk of having their names deleted from the Register – which will be published on December 1.