The electoral canvass takes place every year. It is used to ensure that the data we have on the register of electors is accurate and up to date.
On Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July, the households that we hold email addresses for will receive an email asking them to confirm/add to/delete the details held on the electoral register.
During week commencing 14th August, a Canvass Communication Form will be posted to the owner or occupier of a property, asking residents to confirm who is currently living in the property and who is eligible to vote.
The rules around canvass changed in 2020. Now, following a national data match with the Department of Works and Pensions, one of two forms will be sent to a property as follows:
If the details shown on your Canvass Communication Form are up to date:
If we have requested a response from your property Canvass Communication B and all the details shown on your Canvass communication form are correct and up to date then all you have to do is to confirm this by any of the following methods:
If the details shown on your Canvass Communication Form are NOT up to date:
If the details shown on your Canvass Communication Form A or B are incorrect or out of date then all you have to do is send us the correct up to date details by any of the following methods:
Once you have submitted the correct information, we won't write to you again until next year's canvass.
Please respond to messages promptly to minimise the need for reminders to confirm details.
Please note: The canvass communication form is NOT a registration form. If you add any new people they will also need to complete a registration application. They can do this at www.gov.uk/registertovote. We will send each person added an invitation to register form by email and/or post if they do not apply online.
Reminders - If you receive a Canvass Communication Form to your property that requires a response and we do not receive a reply, a reminder form will be sent.
Email - If you receive an email from Castle Point Borough Council's Electoral Services team, you must follow the instructions included and submit a response. If you do not respond to the email, a reminder form will be sent.
Personal Canvass - If a response is required from the reminder form delivered to your property and we do not receive a reply, a personal canvasser may visit your property to request the information in person.
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