Letters will explain new register rules

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Thousands of letters will be sent to Corby residents in July after changes to modernise the way people register to vote.

They no longer apply to register to vote as a household but as an individual.

Of the 48,000 people registered to vote in the borough, 42,000 will be transferred automatically.

The remaining 6,000 are to be sent a letter explaining what they must do.

Norman Stronach, electoral registration officer at Corby Council, said: “If you are not on the register you can’t vote and won’t get a say in how the country, or your council is run.”