Voters asked to confirm household information by text
Households are being asked to reply to the annual election canvass by text or online this year.
Each year, every home across the UK is asked to check their electoral register details – a process starting now for Tendring residents.
A letter will be coming through letterboxes as Tendring’s Electoral Registration Officer updates the information held – to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is registered to do so. Alongside the letters, emails and text messages will go out asking people to confirm or update their details.
Ian Davidson, the Electoral Registration Officer for Tendring, said it was important people check their details are up to date.
“Your vote matters and it is important you don’t lose it – so make sure you update the details for your household, or confirm them if asked to,” Mr Davidson said.
“If you do need to make changes or confirm, then the online response is most effective – 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.
For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.