Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is making a final call for residents to update their details in time for the new voter (electoral) register.
The Council has sent one of two types of letters to residents - one for new voters, who must return the form by Wednesday, 22 November. The other form has been sent to those who are already registered to vote. They have until Thursday, 30 November to confirm their details.
Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: “If you are not registered, you can’t vote in any public election.
“The electoral register is also used to call residents for jury service and to verify your details when you apply for a bank account, credit card, loan or mortgage as being on the electoral roll acts as proof of address for many businesses. Many people don’t realise that failure to update your details means you may be refused credit.
“Thank you to everyone who has responded so far. We urge those who have not, to send in the requested information as soon as possible so they don’t lose their right to vote.”
Stockton Borough residents needing advice can call the Voter Registration Helpline on 01642 526196.
The new electoral register will be published on Friday, 1 December.