Household Canvass 2020

The way we carry out the annual canvass is changing. We need you to respond with your household information to update the electoral register.

The annual canvass starts in July and will run until November 2020. The revised electoral register will be published on 1 December 2020. It's really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. Making sure you provide the necessary information when it is needed will ensure the process runs smoothly.

Please respond online where possible, this is particularly helpful in the current public health situation, as it will help avoid the need for home visits from canvassers. Details of the new process and how to respond are provided below.

Contact

We will contact you in one of three ways:

Email

If we hold an email address for you on our database you can expect an email from us in the coming weeks. This email will come from electoral.services.new.forest.district.council@notifications.service.gov.uk and will hold instructions on how to complete your household information for us. You will need to visit the household response website and enter a set of security codes which will be included in the email we sent you, you will not be able to respond without these codes.

You must take action so we can check who is eligible to register to vote at your address. You must complete the steps sent to you in your email by 31 July. It takes just a few minutes online.

You can also respond by calling 

Phone: 0800 197 9871

Post

If we do not hold an email for you or you have chosen to opt out of being contacted via email you can expect to receive a letter from us, this will arrive around August bank holiday. You will need to visit the household response website and enter a set of security codes which will be included in the letter we sent you, you will not be able to respond without these codes.

You must take action so we can check who is eligible to register to vote at your address. You must complete the steps sent to you in your letter by 14 September. It takes just a few minutes online.

You can also respond by calling

Phone: 0800 197 9871

Knock on the door

If we do not receive a response, we will make further attempts to get a response from you. This may include sending reminder forms or visiting your property, please note that due to Coronavirus we recommend responding via the alternative methods above.

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