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Residents in Maidstone are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them.

The annual canvass allows Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) to keep the electoral register up to date, to identify any changes to the register and to encourage people entitled to vote to register before it’s too late.

Angela Woodhouse, Electoral Registration Officer at MBC:

“Keep an eye out for these important updates from the Council. The annual canvass is our way of making sure that the information on the electoral register for every address is accurate and up to date. To make sure you don’t lose your say at upcoming elections, simply follow the instructions sent to you.

“It is really important that we all have the opportunity to vote when elections come round and providing your household information enables us to inform you when that time comes. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at”

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said:

“We urge people to check for updates from their local council on this year’s canvass. The council may contact residents by post or email.

“If you are not registered to vote, make sure you provide the necessary information to your local council when asked and register to vote online at”

MBC has a responsibility for maintaining an accurate electoral register and the annual canvass which updates this information is an important part of this.

Information on registering to vote is available on the Electoral Commission website.

Residents with questions about their registration status can email the MBC Electoral Services team at

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