I don't want to vote why have I been sent a poll card?

The Electoral Registration Officer has a duty under the Representation of People Act 1983 to maintain an accurate register of electors.

The Electoral Registration Officer also has powers to check other council records like Council Tax or the Register of Deaths to make sure he keeps an accurate register.

The Registration of Electors is not optional. However, you may choose not to vote if you so wish.  A poll card is sent to every eligible elector on the electoral register.