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Annual Canvass

Annual household electoral registration canvass 2020

The Council is carrying out its annual statutory review of the electoral register to ensure that the information we hold is accurate and up to date. During the canvass we must contact every property to find out if there are any changes to the household so we can remove the people who no longer live there and invite new occupants to register to vote.

This year we will be contacting households by email, text, telephone or paper form - please respond promptly if you are contacted. Only one person is required to respond on behalf of the household.

Emails from the Electoral Registration Officer will only be sent from the address: [email protected]tions.service.gov.uk.

An example of this email is shown below:

An example council headed email that says you must take action we can check who is eligible to register to vote at your address

The purpose of the canvass is to establish:

  • names of people who are entitled to be registered but who currently are not and
  • names of people who are registered at an address but are not entitled to be

Respond online

The easiest and quickest way to respond is online. You will need your two-part security code to respond online. Respond online on behalf of your household

Respond by email

Please email your response to [email protected]. Please include your full postal address.

No changes to report - respond by phone

If there are no changes to your household, you can Text NOCHANGE with your two-part security code to 80212 (standard charges) or you can call 0800 197 9871. Please ensure that the process is complete before hanging-up.

Register to vote

If anyone is not registered to vote at your property, as well as adding them to the household enquiry response they must complete an individual application to register to vote. This can be done online at the Register to vote page (Gov.uk).

Data protection

We will only use the information you give us for electoral purposes. We will look after personal information securely and we will follow the data protection legislation. We will not give personal information about you or any personal information you may provide on other people to anyone else or another organisation unless we have to by law. You should refer to the Reigate & Banstead Privacy Notice for further information relating to the processing of personal data.

The Open and Full Electoral Registers

If you have any queries regarding the annual canvass, please email [email protected]stead.gov.uk or call 01737 276794.