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Annual Canvass for the Register of Electors

Confirm your details on the electoral register

Every year in the autumn we send out a form to every household to check we have everyone registered who is entitled to be.

We then publish an updated Register of Electors on 1 December.

New Legislation

This year we have had new legislation that has changed the way we carry out the annual canvass, and the form you would have now received will have been different to previous years.

Each residential property has been sent a form but which one you received depended on whether we had been able to data match every person in your household against local and national records.

Route one forms (CCA)

These were sent out in July, to households where we could data match everyone. You only needed to reply if something had changed.

Route two forms (CCB)

These were also sent out in July, to households where we could not data match everyone. You needed to reply if you received this form.

Canvass Forms

These were sent out at the beginning of September as a follow up to all households who had not replied to the CCB sent to them.

What you need to do

You must read the information on the forms carefully and:

  • check the information for everyone is correct
  • reply if you need to – route one households only need to reply if something has changed

If you need to reply

The quickest way to update your details is online.

Visit www.householdresponse.com/Thanet, enter the two-part security code that’s printed on your form and follow the instructions.

You can also reply by post to:

Electoral Services, Thanet District Council, Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1XZ

If you don’t reply when asked to we may send you an email or give you a call if you have previously given us these details.

If you still don’t reply, a canvasser will have to visit your property. For everyone’s safety, we don’t want to do this during the coronavirus pandemic, so please respond as soon as possible to avoid additional contact.

What happens next

If you add someone new to your form, they must register to vote. It only takes five minutes, and all they will need is their National Insurance number and date of birth. If they don’t register online, we’ll send them an Invitation to Register form by post.

If you remove someone from your form, we might need to review this by writing to them to confirm they no longer live at your address.

If you need further information please contact electoral.services@thanet.gov.uk or phone 01843 577500.

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