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Residents across Craven are encouraged to make sure that they are registered to vote. On 15 November there will be an election for the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. All craven's electors will be entitled to vote.
The fact that you pay council tax does not automatically mean you will be registered to vote. Please don't just assume that you're registered.
We have just carried out the annual review of the Register of Electors. But your circumstances may have changed already. If so, you need to check whether you are registered. You may have to register for a new address. If you've got married and changed your name, it is important that you let us know your new name.
If you are registered, can you vote in person at your polling station on 15th November? If not, you may want to apply for a postal or proxy vote. To do this, contact Craven District Council's Elections Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01756 700600, giving your name and address and whether you wish to vote by post or proxy.
It's easy to register to vote. Just get in touch with Elections Team. They will check to see whether you are registered to vote and they can offer advice to guide you through the registration process if that is needed. You'll need be quick. Your completed registration forms need to reach the Elections Team by no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 31 October.
For more information, please telephone Craven District Council on 01756 700600, or visit Craven District Council's Electoral Services web page on www.cravendc.gov.uk. There you can download voter registration or postal / proxy registration forms, or email email@example.com.
Colin Iveson, Local Returning Officer at Craven said:
"When we have elections in Craven, we inevitably end up turning away someone who wants to vote because they're not registered here. Your vote is important and I encourage you to use it. Please remember, if you aren't registered you don't even have the choice whether or not to vote.
This election is for the new office of Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. Have a say in who will be the Commissioner by voting on 15th November.
If it's unlikely that you'll be able to get the polling station in person on 15 November, you can apply to vote by post or proxy. It will take around two minutes to complete the form."
Craven District Council
1 Belle Vue Square
Telephone: 01756 700 600
Fax: 01756 700 657