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Your voice counts, but only if you are able to vote

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Your voice counts, but only if you are able to vote

In July 2018, the Annual Canvass for Conwy County Borough started. The Canvass involves sending out Household Enquiry Forms for electoral registration to every property within Conwy County Borough to compile an up to date electoral register. 

The Household Enquiry Forms ask residents to confirm or amend the details that are held on the electoral register for their property. 

Reminder Forms have now gone out and a team of canvassers* will be visiting properties where a response has not yet been received. Canvassers are staff appointed by the Electoral Registration Officer to make contact with non-responders and either collect the information needed or to encourage people to respond themselves.

Cllr Anne McCaffrey, Cabinet Member for Democracy wants people to understand why it’s important to complete the form, she said, “We have to check the Register of Electors every year and we would ask everyone to take action– please don’t put it to one side and forget about it.  When an election is held, residents only have a vote if they are on the register so it is vital that you respond. What if there’s a snap election, or a ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit? Make sure you are registered to vote.”

If you still have not returned your form, please confirm or update the details of everyone in the household who is eligible to vote. It’s quick and easy to do this online, by phone or by post using the security code provided - full details are on the form.

Anyone registering to vote at a new address will also need to complete the process by registering individually after the Household Enquiry Form is completed. However this can also be done quickly and simply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

*Canvassers will have photo ID and copies of the Household Enquiry Forms for the properties they visit.

Posted on 09/10/2018

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