Reasons to register
There are many reasons to register including:
- to participate in elections and referendums and therefore influence those who make the decisions that affect you on a daily basis
- it may be harder to obtain credit, mortgages, loans and so on if you don’t register - the electoral register is one piece of evidence used by the financial services industry when authorising applications
- a quick response from you saves you and the council money, as the council won't have to contact you again
- refusing to provide the relevant information may lead to a fine - providing false information is an offence.