Annual canvass 2018
Published on Thursday, 16th August 2018
Don’t lose your voice - residents in Nuneaton and Bedworth are urged to look out for their household enquiry form in the post.
Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing their annual canvass form and returning it as soon as possible. It is a legal requirement to provide the information requested even if there are no changes to the form. Failure to complete the form could result in a fine of £1,000.
The form ensures that Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered. Failure to register could result in electors having difficulty obtaining credit.
- You will just need your paper form with the security codes to hand
If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. You will need to register to vote.
Simone Hines, Electoral Registration Officer at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:
“It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Nuneaton and Bedworth. Simply check the form when it arrives and return as soon as possible.”
People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details. Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 94% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 40% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.
Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said:
“It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so; checking the form that will arrive through the post is one of the easiest ways to find out if you are already registered. There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote on our website www.yourvotematters.co.uk.”
Any residents who have any questions can contact the registration team:
- Telephone: 024 7637 6250 or email: email@example.com
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