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Annual Canvass 2018

Annual Canvass

Each year, by law, between July and November we send Household Enquiry Forms (HEF) to every residential property in Rossendale.  It is important that you respond to this form (even if you have registered individually or if there are no changes to make) as it is used to record all the people living at the property to ensure anyone who is eligible to vote is actually registered, and to avoid reminder forms being sent.

No changes to the information printed on the HEF

If the names pre-printed are correct and no new names or amendments need to be made you can use the security codes printed on the form and respond online, or by telephone by either:

These services open on 16 July 2018 and close on 25 November 2018.

Alternatively you can return the form by post in the pre-paid envelope however it will save the Council money if you use one of the above options.  Please remember you must respond to the HEF even if there are no changes to be made.

Changes to the information

Use the security codes printed on the HEF to change and update the details online or you can amend the form and return it by post in the pre-paid envelope.  The form is used to tell us who should be registered at the property and is not a registration form.  Once the HEF has been completed, each new person will receive an invitation to register.  To do this, please go to the Register to Vote website and complete the online form.  You will need your date of birth and national insurance number.  Registering to vote means you have a right to vote in elections and can also improve your credit rating.

If you have lost your form

You can contact the Elections Office on 01706 252446 to confirm the details of who should be registered at the property.  If anyone new is to be added you will need to provide the date of birth and national insurance number for each new individual.

Stuart Sugarman, Electoral Registration Officer for Rossendale Borough Council said:

"It's important that residents respond as soon as possible so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Rossendale.  To make sure you are able have your say at local elections taking place next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.  If you're not currently registered , your name will not appear on the form."

People who have moved address recently are particulary encouraged to keep an eye out for the HEF and check the details.

How we may use your data

Our privacy notice can be viewed here Electoral Services Privacy Notice