Lichfield District annual canvass

Local residents urged to take action on important voter registration information.

As part of Lichfield District Council’s annual voter registration canvass, over 44,500 households across Lichfield District will receive a household enquiry form this month asking them to check whether the information, which appears on the electoral register for anyone living at the address, is correct.

The aim of the form is to make sure Lichfield District’s electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered to vote, so they can be encouraged to do so.

The council will email an invitation to register to anyone highlighted as not being registered, which is why email addresses are also requested. If an email address is not given, the invitation will be posted.

This is an opportunity for residents to make sure that when elections take place they will be able to take part.

Diane Tilley, Electoral Registration Officer for Lichfield District, said:

“It’s important that you respond to your household enquiry form when you receive it. Please remember that responding to it is not the same as registering to vote and, if anyone is not registered at your household, they will need to register individually. All of the information is available on the form, so simply follow the steps to make sure you secure your vote.”

It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form and returns it, as well as checking whether they are registered.

The council is asking all householders to return their completed forms by Friday 1 September 2017, to avoid reminders being sent out and canvassers needing to call at local homes.

If you live in Lichfield District and do not receive your household enquiry form by Monday 14 August, please call Lichfield District Council’s elections team by calling 01543 308125 or email elections@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

Posted on Tuesday 8th August 2017

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