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Just over a week left to respond to the annual canvass

Last Modified November 14, 2022

There is just over a week left for Hertsmere residents to check their voter registration deadlines or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them.

Hertsmere Borough Council is required by law to carry out the annual canvass every year and each household must ensure their details are correct. The process allows the council to keep the electoral register up to date.

With whole council elections taking place in Hertsmere in May 2023, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. Residents have until Sunday 27 November to respond to the canvass, in readiness for publication of the revised electoral register on 1 December.

Sam Langford, Electoral Services Manager, said: “It’s really important that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so. The annual canvass has been running since August and we have written to residents urging them to check their details on the electoral register to make sure they are able to have their say at the next elections.

“Our canvassers have also visited households in the borough of people who have been invited to respond to this year’s annual canvass but not yet done so.

“It’s not too late to respond. Simply follow the instructions on the letter or email you have been sent to make sure you can vote at the next elections.

“Please remember that adding your name to the canvass form does not automatically register you to vote. If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. The easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you have registered recently, you are still required to respond to the canvass if your household receives a form.”

Information on registering to vote is available on the Electoral Commission website.

Residents who have any questions can contact the elections team on 020 8207 7481 or email elections@hertsmere.gov.uk. You can also find out more on our website: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/annualcanvass 

Posted on Monday 14th November 2022

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