Annual canvass 2020: Make sure you are registered to vote
Camden residents are being asked to look out for letters regarding their voter registration details as part of the annual canvass.
The canvass takes place each year and is an opportunity for residents to make sure that they are on the electoral register and that their details – such as address and name - are correct.
Residents can expect to receive a Household Enquiry Form through the post from 21 August 2020 and should follow the instructions on the form.
The canvass will end on 23 November 2020. Anyone registering to vote for the first time during this period will join the electoral register on 1st December 2020 when the revised register is published, as required by law.
With elections taking place in Camden in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure that they can take part. If you’re not currently registered to vote, your name will not appear in the letter we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.
People who have moved recently are especially encouraged to look out for the voter registration letter. Research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time.
Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.
If you have questions about registering to vote you can contact the elections team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020 7974 4444.
For more information please visit camden.gov.uk/annual-canvass-2020.