Register of Electors annual canvass 2019
Household enquiry forms will be delivered to every property in the District from Friday 19 July 2019, to make sure we know who is eligible to register to vote.
To avoid costly reminders or a visit by our canvass staff, please respond immediately to avoid us sending further forms. As well as ensuring you have your right to vote, responding immediately will help the Council to save money by not needing to send reminders or having to make personal visits.
If we do not receive a response from the initial form by Thursday 15 August 2019 a reminder will be sent.
If we do not receive a response from either the initial or first reminder forms by Thursday 12 September 2019 a second reminder will be sent.
If we do not receive a response from this either the initial or reminder forms by Thursday 10 October 2019 a final reminder will be sent or a personal visit to the property will be made by our staff.
How to respond
You can respond to your household enquiry form either online, by telephone, text or post.
You can respond online to confirm all the details on the form are correct or to make any changes, such as adding or removing people or making alterations to the information.
If you respond online, please do not return the form by post.
Telephone or text
If all the details on your household enquiry form are correct and there is nobody to add or remove, you can respond by telephone or text.
- Either call 0808 284 1561and when prompted enter the 10 digit security code part 1 and then the 5 digit security code part 2, or
- Text both your 10 digit security code part 1 and 5 digit security code part 2, separated by a space and nothing else, to 07537 410061.
If you respond by telephone or text, please do not return the form by post.
- If you cannot respond online, by telephone or text please complete the form and post back to us using the pre-paid envelope provided.
New Names to include
If any names are added to the household enquiry form, the newly added people will receive an individual registration form in the post. This registration form will ask them to either complete their registration on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by completing the form and returning it to us in the enclosed pre-paid envelope. More information can be found at Registering to Vote. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that they complete the form so that they are registered to vote.
A new Register of Electors will be published from 1 December 2019 and will be used at any elections that may take place until 30 November 2020.
You should register as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t miss out on the chance to vote. For more information on voting please visit: www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk.