Official canvassers are now calling on Suffolk Coastal residents who have not yet responded to their annual voter registration form.
The forms, which are pre-printed with the names of any occupants currently registered to vote at each address, were sent to all Suffolk Coastal households earlier this year. Residents are legally required to confirm or update the details of anyone at the address who is eligible to vote in the UK to ensure they remain registered to vote for future elections.
Any household which has not yet responded will now be visited by an approved Suffolk Coastal canvasser.
Stephen Baker, Suffolk Coastal’s Electoral Registration Officer, said:
“Over 88% of households have now responded to the annual voter registration forms – which is fantastic, so a big thank you to everyone who’s responded so far.
“We do however, still have 7,000 households who haven’t replied. The easiest way for residents to so, is online, followed by phone or text and it’s essential to do this to be able to vote.
This is part of our legal requirement to ensure that residents who are entitled to can vote in future elections. Residents can reply online and using the free enclosed envelope if changes are required.”
All canvassers will carry identification and will be using tablets to record the information.
Anyone concerned about the identity of a canvasser can contact Suffolk Coastal Customer Services on: 01394 383789.
Canvassers will never ask residents for money, and anyone claiming to be a canvasser who is asking for money should be reported to Suffolk Police by calling 101.
Residents are still able to respond to their form themselves, which will remove the need for a visit from a canvasser. The simplest way to respond is online, by text or by calling the free-phone number.
If there are no changes to be made, there are 3 different ways to confirm your details:
To change the details on your form:
Once responses have been received by all properties, an up-to-date Register of Electors can be published.