Make sure you are registered to vote
Residents are being urged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date or risk losing their voice in future elections.
Malvern Hills District Council is currently carrying out the annual canvass, which checks the details of everyone registered to vote in the district and allows people now eligible to vote to be added.
Over the next few weeks residents will be contacted by post and email to check whether the correct people are registered at their address.
People should follow the instructions on the letter or email, which may ask them to respond online at www.householdresponse.com/malvernhills or by text or phone.
If someone's name does not appear on the information sent then they will not be registered to vote and will need to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
People who have recently moved should particularly look out for electoral registration requests from Malvern Hills District Council, as it is likely they will need to add themselves back on to the register.
In previous years, if people did not respond, then a canvasser would visit them to collect their information.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Malvern Hills District Council is trying to limit contact with people on the doorstep to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Canvassers will only be used this year as a last resort and social distancing guidance will be followed.
Residents are being asked to play their part in keeping the virus under control, by confirming their information as soon as possible after receiving a request, and online if they can.
Katie Vass, Electoral Services Manager for Malvern Hills District Council, said: "The annual canvass of electors is important as it helps ensure we keep the register of electors up to date and people don't lose their right to vote at any upcoming elections.