Croydon residents will soon receive a personal visit from an electoral canvasser if they haven’t registered to vote ahead of the council’s November 22 deadline.
The annual voter registration canvas is designed to ensure all residents who are eligible to vote are registered so that they can have their voice at future elections.
Every household must respond to this request for information. Those who fail to do so could be liable for a £1,000 fine and will lose the chance to vote at elections.
The electoral canvassers will have a copy of the form that each household needs to complete and will provide all help and assistance to ensure the form is completed correctly while the canvasser is at the property.
Croydon Council chief executive and electoral registration officer, Jo Negrini, said: ‘’I’m pleased that so many households have already returned their forms. However, there are still some who haven’t done so and I’d remind them to do so now.
“If you’re not on the electoral register, you won’t be entitled to vote at any elections in the future. It takes only a few minutes to deal with the form, so do please ask our canvassers to help complete it if they call at your property.”
There are two types of form the canvasser will be looking to collect, depending on the information required from each household – the Household Enquiry form, and the Individual Registration form.
To be included on the register the council must receive information by Tuesday November 22.
Not being on the electoral register can affect your credit score and ability to get a mortgage, loan and other credit facilities.
Residents who have any questions can email the elections team at: firstname.lastname@example.org