Canvassers to push voter registration
A team of canvassers will be visiting local properties this autumn to help Lichfield District Council complete its electoral register and encourage voter registration.
In the summer Lichfield District Council started the annual canvass to compile a new updated electoral register. This included sending around 46,000 household enquiry forms to households across the district.
To make sure no one who is eligible to vote is missed off the electoral register, the council sent reminders out to households that had not returned their forms.
Where a response has still not been received, canvassers will be calling at properties over a three week period from Monday 28 October, to encourage people to complete their household enquiry form.
This form is not a voter registration form, but it must be completed as it tells the council which eligible voters live in properties within Lichfield District, and helps to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is registered correctly.
The information enables the council to send a separate invitation to register form to anyone who is eligible to vote but who is not registered. Any new residents who are eligible to vote can also go online to register.
The new electoral register will be published on 1 December 2019.
Diane Tilley, Electoral Registration Officer for Lichfield District Council, said:
“It is particularly important to remember, if you want to have your say at election time and help choose the people that make decisions that affect your everyday life, you must be registered to vote.”