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Summary

Each year Blaby District Council is required to undertake an Annual Canvass of all households in the District to check that the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

Annual Canvass 2018

This years annual canvass will commence in July 2018 and the revised register of electors will be published in December 2018.

Household Enquiry Forms (HEFs) and/or Invitations to Register (ITRs) will be sent to all households and individuals in the District. The HEF enables households to confirm details of individuals residing at the property (who are eligible for registration) and the ITRs will be sent to individuals to confirm their identity prior to them being confirmed on the electoral register. It is a legal requirement for households and individuals to confirm details relating to the HEF and ITR.

The Register of Electors is often used to confirm an individual's address, especially if they are applying for credit such as a mortgage, personal loan or even a mobile telephone. If you are not registered you will probably be refused credit as well as losing your right to have your say via the ballot box.

What do I need to do?

It is important to remember to register if you move (even if you move within Blaby district you will still need to register again at the new address), it is not automatic and it is not linked to updates on Council Tax.

To register online please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

You need to be included on the register if you are:

  • 18 and over

  • British, Irish, European or qualifying Commonwealth citizen

  • 16 and 17 year olds

  • residing within Blaby District 

Please do not assume that because you were registered last year that your name will be automatically included in this year's register. Also, being on the Council Tax Register does not automatically mean that you are on the Register of Electors, the two registers contain different information.

If you know you are not registered you should register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you require a form or need help or advice please email electoral@blaby.gov.uk (confirming your name, address and contact details) or speak to a member of the Electoral Services Team on 0116 272 7560.

Privacy Notice

The personal information you supply to Blaby District Council in these forms will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (when in force). We may share this information with other council departments, local authorities, government departments or law enforcement organisations to improve service delivery or for the prevention or detection of crime and fraud where the law allows this. Further information on how we handle your personal information can be found on the Data Protection Notice web page.

When registering to vote and to verify your identity, the data you provide will be processed by the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service managed by the Cabinet Office. As part of this process your data will be shared with the Department of Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office suppliers that are data processors for the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service. You can find more information about this here: https://www.registertovote.service.gov.uk/register-to-vote/privacy.

Downloads

List of eligible countries

External Links

Electoral Commission

Register to Vote (apply online) 

Contact

Electoral Services
Blaby District Council
Council Offices
Desford Road
Narborough
Leicester
LE19 2EP
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Last updated: 04 June 2018

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