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Canvass of electors

The annual canvass of electors starts on the 23 July 2018. As part of the canvass, we send letters and forms to every household in Eden. The letter and form ask for information about the people in a household who are on the electoral register. The letter asks for someone in the household, it does not matter who, to check the details on the form. The form shows the people in the household that are on the electoral register. Check the form to see if it is correct. The person that is missing will have to register to vote before they can be included on the register of electors.

Letter with household canvass form

Look out for a form checking who's registered to vote at your address.  Make sure you respond by the deadline.  Your vote matters don't lose it.Look out for an envelope addressed to the occupier in the post from 23 July 2018. It will contain a letter, form and return envelope. Every household in Eden will receive one. The form is the household enquiry form. It will list people living in the household who are on the electoral register. Anyone on the electoral register can vote at an election. The letter will ask you to return the form.

Household enquiry form

You must return the form by 13 August 2018. You cannot ignore it. We need to know that the list of people on the form is correct. If it is not correct, we need to know who is missing, or who is on the form that no longer lives at that address.

It does not matter who checks the list of people on the form. Anyone living in the household can. The form will tell you how to let us know if the form is correct or not.

Is the list of people on the form correct?

You can let us know by text, telephone, or online. The letter will tell you how to do this. To save time and reduce postage costs, this is the best way to respond to the form. If you prefer, you can send the form back to us in the envelope, which came with the letter, and the form.

Does the form need changing?

If the list of people on the form is wrong and someone is missing or no longer lives at the address, you can tell us online. The letter will tell you how to do this. If you prefer, you can complete the form, and sign and return it in the envelope, which came with the letter and the form.

Responding to the form

Read how to respond to your household enquiry form.

What happens after I respond to the form?

When you respond to the household enquiry form:

  • If the form is correct, we will not contact you again as part of the 2018 canvass.
  • If the form is wrong, we will send each new person an invitation to register to vote.

Register to vote online on GOV.UK, if you are missing of the household enquiry form. You must register yourself. No one can do this for you.

We cannot update the electoral register from the details provided on the household form. 

If you change the details of the people listed on the Household Enquiry Form, we may contact you again if we need further details.

Household enquiry form reminders

If, for some reason, you do not respond to the household enquiry form, we will send you a reminder. If you do not respond to the first reminder, we will send to you a second reminder. The law requires us to send you these reminders. Please help us to save money by responding to the letter and form so that we do not have to send you any reminders.

Responding to the invitation to register form

If, for some reason, you do not complete the invitation to register form, we will send you a reminder. If you do not respond to the first reminder, we will send you a second reminder. The law requires us to send you two reminders. Please help us to save money by responding to the Invitation to Register form so that we do not have to send you any reminders.

Canvasser visit

If, for some reason, you do not respond to the household enquiry form, or invitation to register form, or the second reminder, the law requires us to send a canvasser to visit the household at the address on the forms. The law requires that every household respond to when they receive a household enquiry form. Failure to respond to the household enquiry form could lead to a fine.