Elections are coming soon in the Royal Borough - so do not lose your vote because your details on the electoral register are out of date.

That is the warning this week - as elections loom in Windsor and Maidenhead in May 2021.

Each year the electoral registration officer is required by law to canvass all households in the borough to check that the information on the electoral register is as accurate and up to date as possible.

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The Royal Borough will be sending emails and letters to residents between now and November to find out who should be registered to vote at each address and to check that the information is current.

This information will be used to compile the revised electoral register for 2021 and will be published on December 1 ready for elections in May.

David Scott, electoral registration officer at Windsor and Maidenhead said: “It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from the Royal Borough so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the area.

"To make sure you’re able to have your say at elections taking place next year, simply follow the instructions on the emails or letters you get from us.

“If you’re not currently registered, your name won’t appear on the letters or emails we send. If you want to register, the easiest and quickest way to do so is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

“This year’s canvass is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing. This means that we are doing things a little differently as we will rely more on email, postal and telephone communications and less on home visits from canvassers.”

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People who have recently moved home are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages sent by us either via email (from a gov.uk notify email address) or in the post, and to respond by return.