Register to vote at Borough libraries
Libraries across Bedford Borough are joining forces with the
Council’s elections team to make it even easier to get yourself
registered to vote.
This November elections are taking place to elect the first
Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire. To have you say you
must be registered to vote. You need to register every year but if
you haven’t already there is still time.
You can now register at libraries in the Borough by completing
and handing in the voter registration form issued to your household
earlier this summer or by going online using the libraries internet
accessible computers. You can reply using our on-line service
and select whether the details are the same or whether you need to
make changes. Staff will also be on hand to help answer any queries
about the forms.
You can still register from home by updating the annual canvass
form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible
to vote and returning it as soon as possible. You can also use our
freephone service 0800 025 3142 where there has been no change.
On their electoral registration form residents can opt to have
their details excluded from the edited register. This will mean
your details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial
Not only does not registering mean you won’t be able to vote but
it could also affect your credit rating. Also, under the law these
forms must be returned each year, whether residents intend to vote
or not. Failure to return the form could lead to a fine of up to
For more information, contact the local Electoral Services
Office on 01234 276922.