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North Tyneside annual canvass of electors

Every household in North Tyneside has received a Household Enquiry Form (HEF) as part of this year’s canvass of electors. We still need a response even if all the details are correct.

From 23 September to 22 October personal canvassers will be visiting non-responding properties.  They will have another copy of the HEF and will be able to help with completion.  You can still respond now before a canvasser calls but unfortunately it will not prevent them from calling.

The easiest way to return your information is to respond via the HEF response website, text or phone.  This means we don’t have to manually process a paper form and is a more effective use of resources.  Full details on the different ways you can respond are included with your HEF.

If you need any help completing your HEF you can call our helpline on 0191 643 2270 or e mail elections@northtyneside.gov.uk

The Annual Canvass of Electors

The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) has a duty to maintain the Register of Electors.

The ERO is required by law to carry out a canvass of properties every year to keep the register up to date and accurate.  The canvass allows us to check who lives at your address and who can register to vote.  It gives residents the opportunity to confirm that the information held is correct and also allow us to collect new registrations.

Being registered to vote means, not only having a say in the local area and in who runs the country, but it could also improve your credit rating.

Anyone added to your HEF will still need to register individually to complete the process.  They can do this quickly and easily on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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