Residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote as Thurrock Council’s annual electoral canvass begins today (5 July).
Over the next 2 weeks, households in the borough will receive a form asking those living at the address to check the information that appears on the electoral register is correct. Residents must respond, even if the information is correct, and can confirm 'no changes' online, by text, or phone. Amendments can be made online or by returning the form to the council.
For those not currently registered, information will be sent out explaining how to do so or residents can register online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. Anyone who does not respond to this initial canvass by Wednesday 14 August will be sent a reminder or a canvasser will visit their home.
Cllr Deborah Huelin, portfolio holder for communities, said: "Residents must remember that in order to vote they must be listed on the electoral register. If you want to have your say in the next election, please make sure you respond as soon as possible.
"It's particularly important that anyone who has moved house recently looks out for the form and checks they are registered at their new address."
Thurrock Council has a legal requirement to carry out an annual canvass to ensure the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not yet registered.
For more information, go to thurrock.gov.uk/electoral