County Durham residents who have not yet confirmed their voter registration details will receive a knock at the door from Wednesday (August 23).
It’s all part of Durham County Council’s annual canvass to make sure every household’s voter registration details are up to date.
Forms and emails were sent to every household at the end of last month and residents were asked to check the information on them is accurate.
Linda Spence, Durham County Council’s electoral services manager, said: “If you’ve received the form and not yet responded it is important that you check it so that we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register.
“Our canvassers are required to do at least one door knock at households that haven’t yet responded, and they will leave a calling card if nobody is home. They can help with the completion of the registration forms and the process doesn’t take long.
“All of our canvassers will have Durham County Council photo ID badges and hi-vis jackets and we’d encourage residents to check these before giving out any information.
“You need to be registered to vote to make sure you can have your say in elections.
“If you are not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form we’ve sent. The easiest way to register is online or you can contact our electoral services office and ask for a registration form to be sent in the post.”
The Police and Crime Commissioner election will be held in May 2024 and may be combined with an election for a Combined Authority Mayor, if a devolution deal for the North East receives approval from the government.
The next UK Parliamentary General Election must be held before the end of January 2025.
Residents who have recently moved, or whose details are not included on the form, can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.