Stroud District Council to knock on doors if electoral forms not sent back
11:01am Wednesday 4th December 2013 in News
EVERY house in the Stroud district which has not responded to the form sent to them to check their electoral registration details is to be visited by a canvasser.
Out of 51,285 voter registration forms sent out, 42,324 households, or 83 per cent, have now responded to Stroud District Council’s annual canvass to ensure their details are correct.
Voter registration forms were sent to all households in early October with follow-up reminders sent out in early November.
As required by law the council will now be sending out canvassers to visit the remaining 17 per cent of properties which have yet to return their forms.
Anyone not on the register will lose their right to vote in elections, including next year’s European Parliamentary election.
Their credit rating may also be affected if they are not registered at their current address and they may have difficulty obtaining credit or opening a bank account.
Canvassers will start knocking on doors from Saturday, December 7 but residents can still return their forms in the post in order to avoid a visit.
Any household which hasn’t received a form should call the council’s election team on 01453 754886.