The final deadline for completing and returning your annual household enquiry form is fast approaching; this is to ensure that you are on the electoral register and all your details are correct.
Arun’s personal canvasser team have already begun visiting non-responding households and will continue to do this until 21 October. Some properties where residents have not yet responded will also be sent further written communication.
Arun’s Electoral Registration Officer Nigel Lynn said “We cannot stress enough how important it is to register. Not only does it enable you to vote in elections but if you aren’t on the electoral register, you may also be refused credit on purchases, a mortgage, or a mobile phone contract as credit agencies use the electoral register to assess applications.
“Registering couldn’t be easier. If the details on your form remain the same, you can follow the instructions to send a text or go online or, if you prefer, return the paper form.
”If your details have changed, just follow the instructions on the form and go online, email the changes to email@example.com or complete and return the form. The Council has to carry out an annual canvass each year and it is a legal requirement to provide the information requested.”
The new register will be published on 1 December 2018.