Council updates postal voter records

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A council will be sending out letters to people who are registered for a postal vote soon to see if they wish to continue.

By law, every person whose signature on record is more than five years old and who has remained a postal voter during this time must be sent a notice in writing requiring them to provide a fresh signature if they wish to remain an absent voter.

About 750 Corby residents are affected and will be getting a letter in the next couple of weeks to make sure the council has as accurate a record as possible.

Any person who does not respond will be sent a further letter in late September to inform them that their absent vote has been cancelled and that they can either apply for a new application to vote by post or vote in person at their polling station in future elections.

Corby Council’s deputy electoral registration officer, Paul Goult, said: “This exercise allows our systems to be as accurate as possible and reduces the amount of refused postal votes at election time due to outdated personal information. We would ask that if residents receive a refresh letter and they would like to continue voting by post that they complete the form and send it back to us as soon as possible.”

For more information call Corby Council’s Elections Office on 01536 464014/12 or email