Owl says: keep an eye out for house-to-house canvassers for those who do not register. They have been few and far between in recent years, leading to around 6,000 eligible voters having been “missed”, leading to embarrassing questions (and answers) to EDDC’s Electoral Registration Officer (EDDC CEO Mark Williams, paid extra for this job) in Parliament:
“As part of East Devon’s annual voter registration canvass, households will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.
The aim of the form is to ensure that 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.
Local district, town and parish council elections are scheduled to take place in May 2019.”
People are urged to take the opportunity to make sure that when the elections take place, they will easily be able to take part.
Any residents who have any questions can contact the electoral services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01395 571529