The Isle of Wight Council will be writing to all households in early February 2015 to confirm the names of those who are registered as electors prior to the Parliamentary General Election which will be held on Thursday 7th May 2015.
The letter, which is funded by grants from central government, will allow residents to check that they are registered. It also contains simple guidance on what steps to take if new residents need to be added as electors, or if previous occupants need to be removed.
If the names of electors printed on the letter are correct, then no action needs to be taken, and the letter does not need to be returned.
The simplest and easiest way for new electors to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
It only takes a few minutes, but residents will need their date of birth and national insurance number.
This letter of notification does not replace Poll Cards, which will still be issued in the normal manner in early April 2015, and which will give electors details of either their polling station or their postal vote.