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Personal canvassers to ensure residents don't lose their right to vote

Personal canvassers to ensure residents don't lose their right to vote

17 October 2018
Someone casting a vote

Residents who haven’t responded to the annual canvass will be visited by a canvasser this autumn to ensure household information is still correct.


Every household was sent an enquiry form in August requesting someone living at the property to confirm whether details are still correct. The borough council is required by law to carry out the canvass and residents must respond, even if there are no changes to be reported. Personal canvassers will be making visits to properties from now until December to ensure information is up to date.


Andrew Moulton, Wokingham Borough Council’s electoral registration officer, said: “The vast majority of households have already responded to our annual canvass – thank you. However, it’s important we have the correct information for every address in the Borough, and that’s why canvassers will be visiting properties that haven’t responded.”


The annual canvass ensures the council can keep the electoral register up to date, so there are fewer last minute applications to register when an election is called.


If you need any help completing the form or would like any further information about electoral registration, please call Wokingham Borough Council on (0118) 974 6000.


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