Keeping the register of electors up to date
The final stage of the process to keep Richmondshire’s register of electors up to date has begun.
Residents who have not completed and returned forms sent to them in July, and issued with reminder letters in September, will now being issued with a final canvass form.
Around 25,000 properties were initially sent forms, of those 2,800 are receiving a final canvass form.
Anyone who receives this form must reply to the district council, even if there are no amendments to make. This can be done online at householdresponse.com/richmondshire; by texting No Change and the security code to 80212; or by calling 0800 197 9871 and when prompted entering part one and part two of the security code.
The annual canvass keeps the electoral register up to date and identifies any residents who are not registered. With elections taking place in the district in May next year (2021) it is important that residents are able to take part. And the register is also used by companies when checking credit ratings.
“It’s vital that residents return these reminder letters so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the district,” said Tony Clark, Electoral Registration Officer at Richmondshire District Council.
“The annual canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is this year taking place during a challenging time but we are working to ensure we follow Covid-19 guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing.”
If you have moved since July 2020, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to apply to register to vote.
Any residents with questions can contact the electoral team on 01748 829100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about registering to vote check out The Electoral Commission website.