The annual canvass has begun

Published: 09 August 2017

Slough Borough Council has begun the annual canvass for the Register of Electors.

A household enquiry form will be sent to every property in the borough with details of everyone currently registered to vote at the property. The form will be addressed to ‘The Occupier’.

This gives residents the opportunity to add any new names or remove any out of date information so the electoral register is up to date.

Anyone in the household who is 16 or over can respond to the household enquiry form, but all properties must respond to the form as soon as possible, even if there are no changes to be made.

Failure to register can affect a resident’s ability to open a bank account, get credit, a loan or a mortgage as the full register is checked by authorised credit agencies.

Lee-Marie Grant, electoral services manager, said: “It’s important residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Slough. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the enquiry form. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. In any case, you will still need to complete the enquiry form and send it back to us.”

The council will also undertake visits to properties that have not yet returned their household enquiry form from the end of September. Please help us to save tax payers' money by returning your form promptly.

All canvassers will wear a high vis jacket and carry identification. They will conduct their visits to non-responding properties only between October and November.

More information about the annual canvass in Slough can be found at www.slough.gov.uk/council/voting-and-elections/the-annual-canvass.aspx