We have currently got canvassers knocking on doors across the district to confirm the details of people on the electoral register. Our canvassers are out until 7 November working during the daytime, in the evening and at weekends until 8pm.
If you get a visit from one of our canvassers, to confirm the details of who is living in the property, they may ask for your date of birth and National Insurance number. This is the only information they need. This is to confirm your identity and ensure that your details are correct on the electoral register.
You will receive a visit from one of our canvassers if you have not responded to one of the following forms sent in the post:
- Household enquiry form
- Invitation to register form
If you have not responded to the forms you received, legally, we have to visit your address to confirm voter details. If you have responded to the forms you received, you should not receive a visit from one of our canvassers.
If you still have the form, but haven’t responded to it yet, please respond to it as soon as possible and we may not need to visit your property. It is quicker and cheaper for you to respond online or by phone rather than us visiting your home.
If anybody in your house needs to register to vote, the quickest and easiest way to do so is on the GOV.UK website.
The video below has more information about why our canvassers are visiting homes and why it is important for you to respond accurately.