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Waverley’s annual canvass begins 1 July

Published Friday, 26 June 2020

Waverley Borough Council has announced it will be contacting residents from 1 July, to ensure their voter registration details are correct.

The way the council conducts the annual canvass has changed this year, and most residents, whose information remains the same, will simply receive a letter confirming their details and stating that no further action is required.

Residents who have recently moved, are not registered or whose information is incomplete may be contacted via a number of ways, and are urged to respond, to ensure they are correctly added to the Register of Electors.

With Police and Crime Commissioner and Surrey County Council elections taking place on 6 May next year, it is important for residents to be able to have their say on local issues that will affect them. Being correctly entered on the Electoral Register can also improve your credit rating.

Tom Horwood, Waverley Electoral Registration Officer, said:

“From 1 July 2020, we will be working hard to ensure we have the right details on the Electoral Register for every address.

“If you’re not already registered, it takes about five minutes to do it online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we can send you information explaining how to do it in the post.

“This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation, so we are working very hard to adhere to public health guidelines, including social distancing.”

Any residents who have any questions can contact the electoral registration team on 01483 523116.

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