Look out for electoral canvass letter

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Look out for electoral canvass letter

Letters are being sent to residents across Rother asking them to check if their details on the electoral register are correct.

Rother District Council is sending out household enquiry forms, which will start landing on doormats from Friday (11), as part of its annual electoral canvass.

People are asked to carefully read the letter and confirm their details are correct by responding online, by text message, telephone or returning the form by post.

If any of the information is incorrect, residents can update their details online at www.hef-response.co.uk, using the reference number on the letter, or by post.

Malcolm Johnston, Rother District Council executive director of resources and electoral registration officer, said: "The annual canvass is part of our role of maintaining the electoral register and ensuring it is kept up-to-date.

"Being incorrectly registered not only means you might not be able to vote in elections, it can also affect your ability to obtain credit or apply for certain jobs.

"I'd urge everyone to keep an eye out for their letter and to take five minutes to check it and respond to let us know the details are correct."

Anyone who doesn't respond may receive a visit to their home from a doorstep canvasser.

If any of the details on the form have changed, residents may receive further communication from the council which they will also need to respond to.

More information is available online at http://www.rother.gov.uk/canvass

Published on Monday, August 7 2017

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