40,000 households in Northampton sent a letter to remind them to update electoral register details

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Letters have been sent to almost 40,000 households across Northampton to remind them to update their details on the electoral register.

Every year every home in Northampton receives an electoral registration form which helps the borough council to identify everyone living in a property which will then be used to keep the electoral register up-to-date, as well as being a document that banks and other approved institutions can use to improve credit ratings.

The form also helps to keep the electoral register up-to-date with options for being on the public (open register) or private version (electoral register), and if people would prefer to vote by post or in person. Which is important with upcoming elections and the possibility of a European referendum being held in the future.

A spokesperson for Northampton Borough Council said: “It only takes a few moments to complete the form. If our records are out of date, just write down the correct details and use the freepost envelope provided or make the changes online. And, if everything is correct it is even easier, just call our freephone number or visit the website.”

Using the unique code, printed on the form households can update their details online by visiting www.registerbyinternet.com/northampton, calling 0800 197 9871 or send a text to 80212.