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Are your Electoral Registration details up to date?

03 August 2022

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Canvass forms are hitting doormats across North Northamptonshire this week so that residents can make sure their voter details are up to date.

The Government recently made efficiencies in how the canvass is conducted, every household will receive some form of communication, but unlike in previous years, you may not have to respond to the form sent to the property.

Data from the electoral roll is matched against central Government records and North Northamptonshire Council’s databases. Properties with a 100% match will receive a letter marked CCA, asking for a response only if the details shown are incorrect. Properties with less than a 100% match will receive a form marked CF, which needs a response regardless if the details shown are correct or not. A pre-paid envelope will be enclosed to help you respond.

The annual canvass helps North Northamptonshire Council to update household information on the Electoral Register. The register is used for jury service selection and can have a big impact on your credit score, so being on the register is useful when you apply for a mortgage, take out a loan, or even open a new mobile phone contract. Responding promptly means you will also be ready to vote in any future elections that you are eligible to vote in.

To update your details:
•    Go to Household response and follow the instructions. You will need the two-part security code given on your canvass communication. Adding a name in this way is not a registration, to register any new people at your property they will need to go to Register to vote.
•    If you have received a Canvass Form you can complete it in pen, sign and return it by post

“It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so and the easiest way to do this is to respond online. We’ve created a short video on our Youtube channel to show how easy it is to check and reply.

“It is really important that if your letter asks you to respond that you do it as quickly as possible. It only takes a couple of minutes to do and saves you being contacted by our team who will be in touch by phone or in person if you don’t reply.” 

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send but you can easily register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or you can call 01832 742 076.”
Rob Bridge, Electoral Registration Officer for North Northamptonshire Council

Find out more about the annual canvass and registering to vote by going to the Elections section of our website.