As part of County Durham’s electoral register update, canvassers will be visiting households that have not yet responded to the annual request for information.
Earlier this year, Durham County Council sent letters to all homes in the county asking residents to confirm their voter information and inform the local authority of any changes.
The council needs to know the details it holds are correct to ensure residents are included on the 2020 electoral register. This enables people to vote in local and national elections and can also improve an individual’s credit rating.
Canvassers this week started delivering final forms to households who have not replied.
If the resident is in, canvassers will be able to assist with the completion of the form. Canvassers will all be wearing Durham County Council identification badges, which should be visible at all times.
David Collingwood, electoral services manager at Durham County Council, said: “It’s extremely important to respond to the annual electoral register update form because if you don’t, you won’t be able to vote.
“Even if your details are the same, we need to know about it, so I would encourage people to respond to us as soon as possible.”
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