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Annual electoral canvass begins in Allerdale

Jonathan Irving

Jonathan Irving

Posted on 28 July 2020

Many households across Allerdale will begin to receive forms this week asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct. 

The process is part of Allerdale Borough Council’s annual household canvas which ensures the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. 

The canvass is changing this year and households may shortly receive a letter advising of the electoral register details we hold for the property. If the details are correct then there is no need to respond.  

If any of the details are incorrect, or someone else needs added to the register please visit and use the security codes given in the letter. If someone is unable to use this method then they are advised to get in touch using the email address or the phone number provided. 

Andrew Seekings, the Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said:

"As communities are still dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic we know that something like this may not feel like a priority at the moment. 

“However, if you want to be able to have your say in any upcoming elections it's important you are properly registered and your details are correct. If you're required to take any action upon receiving the letter then it should be quick and simple to complete but the Council is here to help anyone who needs some assistance." 

Letters sent out this week are part of phase one of the process and households not included this time around will be included in phase two which is scheduled to start in September.