Have you completed with your Voter Registration Form?
All households across Sedgemoor will have received an annual voter registration form within the past month. Although there has been a good response rate, many people have not yet confirmed their details, despite it being a legal requirement for SDC to collect the information.
If you have been asked to return your form or update the details in any way residents will be seeing Electoral Services canvassers in your neighbourhood during October and November. They will have Sedgemoor District Council ID badges.
They will be making personal visits by knocking on each door of Sedgemoor properties which have not returned the form, which was sent out in early August. The canvass staff will ask the householder to confirm the details held on the current Register of Electors. If no-one is home they call, they will post a calling card, asking you to call Electoral Services direct.
This is a costly way of collecting your details, so please do not delay and return your form as soon as possible. Thank you.
The annual canvass ensures that Sedgemoor District Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages and check the details.
The Council is legally required to undertake this ‘Annual Canvass’ of all of the residential properties in the area, to ensure Sedgemoor’s Electoral Register is correct.