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Annual canvass

Each year we write out to all households to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to inform us of any changes. This year, as part of the Government’s canvass reform programme, we will be using data and electronic communication, such as email and text messaging, to make the process simpler. This means you may receive a text, telephone call, email or letter from us asking you to check who we have registered and tell us about any changes.

This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working to make sure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing. Please consider responding online, by telephone or text message wherever possible.

It is extremely important that if you are asked to respond to our message you do it as quickly as possible. This means:

  • It will save money for your council because we will not have to print and send required reminders
  • We will not have to send out a canvasser (which legislation requires to do for non-responders) to your property resulting in less risk of infection for us all.

To confirm your details, amend or add/remove someone please return the form in the prepaid envelope. You can also change or confirm details online.

You can confirm only (not change details) via phone or text, details are on your letter.

Please note you will need the security codes to use the online or phone service. These can be found on page 1 and page 2 of the canvass form.

If you experience any issues with online or phone response please send the completed form back in the prepaid envelope.

The purpose of this form is to confirm who lives at your address, it is not a registration form. It means that we can invite other residents, including any 16 or 17 year olds, to register to vote if we need to.

We will only contact you regarding this feedback.
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