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Households asked to confirm voter information by text

Every year, each home in the UK is asked to check their electoral register details – and the process starts now for Tendring residents.

A letter will be coming through letterboxes as Tendring’s Electoral Registration Office updates the information it holds – to ensure those who are eligible to vote are registered to do so. Alongside the letters, emails and text messages will go out asking those who need to to update or confirm their details.

Those who receive a white letter do not need to respond, provided all of the details are correct. Households which receive a yellow letter need to confirm their details, and submit any changes if required.

Ian Davidson, Electoral Registration Officer for Tendring, said it was important people check all their details are correct, including their nationality, whether or not they are on the open register, and if they have a postal or proxy vote.

“Your vote matters and it is important you don’t lose it – so please make sure you confirm details for your household, and update them, if needed,” Mr Davidson said.

“If you do need to confirm or make changes, then doing so online is best – and I would ask households to respond by the end of August so we can avoid unnecessary reminders.”

While text and online is the most efficient means for residents to confirm or update their details, households can still complete the canvass form by phone or by post. With text or online options residents will receive an immediate confirmation of their response. To reply by post residents will need to provide an envelope and stamp.