Residents are being urged to check their personal information is correct on official records.

This request is issued in line with Hertsmere Borough Council’s annual canvass of the electoral register.

All 43,000 residential addresses in the borough are being sent forms by the council to ensure that the electoral register is up to date.

The drive is also used as an opportunity to get any residents not on the electoral register to sign up, so that when the time comes they can vote on issues that affect them.

It is important that anyone who has recently moves checks whether they are registered. Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates they are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived in the same place for a long time.

Principal Electoral Services Officer Jo Bateman said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered.

“To make sure you are able to have your say when elections are held, simply check the form when it arrives and respond online following the instructions or return it to us as promptly as possible.”

For more information contact the elections team by emailing or calling 020 8207 7481.