Look out for your household canvass

As part of the council’s annual voter registration canvass, households will soon be contacted by the Electoral Services team. This year the household canvass is changing and residents may be contacted by email, form or letter.

Vector image of mobile phone with banner and text "The Household Canvass"

The aim of the canvass is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. It will ask them to check whether information on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

Alison Griffin, chief executive of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council said: “To vote in any election, residents must be registered on the electoral roll, and the household canvass is part of ensuring we have up to date information. To make sure you are able to have your say, simply check your email, form or letter when it arrives, carefully read the instructions and respond as promptly as possible.

“It is important that anyone who has recently moved address looks out for their communication and checks whether they are registered.”

Householders can respond to their form online, by text message, or by telephone. Full details of how to do this are included in the communication received whether that is email, form or letter.

Any residents who have any questions can contact the Electoral Services team by calling 01702 215010 or visit our Household Canvass page.

Published: 27th July 2020

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