Date Published: 12 October 2017
Local residents are reminded to check that their personal details appear correctly on the electoral register.
Household Enquiry Forms (HEFs) were sent to every home in Rutland last month as part of the County’s Annual Canvass of Electors. The aim is to make sure the electoral register is up-to-date for all households and anyone not registered is able to join.
So far, over 78% of households have responded to the canvass, with our small team of canvassers due to visit properties from Friday 20th October to deliver a final reminder and, where possible, collect information from occupants – a legal requirement for properties that have not yet responded
“Anyone who wants to vote in future elections must be on the electoral register. The response to date has been very positive and there is still time to complete and return your form if you haven’t done so already. If you have received a reminder already, and you haven’t yet responded, please don’t ignore it. Check the information in the letter and get back to us as soon as possible to confirm your details are correct. If they’re not, you may not be eligible to vote. If your response was not received by 9th October, then one of our canvass team will visit your property to obtain the information”Helen Briggs, the Electoral Registration Officer for Rutland
You can respond to the Canvass by text message, calling the freephone number on the reminder notice or by going online.
Those who responded close to or after the deadline on the first reminder may receive a further reminder due to the time needed to process the forms once they are returned. If you have already responded, please ignore any further reminder notices.
If all of the details for the household are correctthis can be confirmed by using one of the methods detailed above – texting or phoning are the most effective. If any details are incorrect, for example, someone is no longer resident, please follow the instructions on the form to update this.
If it is confirmed that there are no changes, no further correspondence will be sent as part of the canvass. Non-responding properties will be visited by a canvasser.
Further details available on the Council website.