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Annual Canvass 2020

Annual Canvass 2020

Each year we send a communication to check that the correct people are registered to vote at every address in the Borough. From Wednesday 1 July 2020, we will be sending a letter or an email to every household, asking residents to check the information is correct. It is important to carefully check the information contained in this communication and notify the Council of any changes required.

We will be sending emails from our electoral.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk email address. This email is not spam and we do require a prompt response. If you do not reply to the email, a paper form will be posted to you.

What do I need to do?

You need to let us know who should be registered to vote at your address. You can do this online at www.householdresponse.com/oadby-wigston , or by following the instructions in the email or letter you’ve received.

The quickest and easiest way to confirm your details or let us know about any changes is online. You'll need the security codes that are printed on the letter /email you receive. By law, you are required to let us know if any of the information we hold is incorrect.

If you don't complete the information promptly, you will receive a reminder. If we don't receive a response after sending a further reminder, we may also telephone you or carry out a personal visit to your property to collect the required information.

How will I receive the request?

Some households will initially receive an email communication. These will be sent to any registered electors in the household who have previously supplied their email address to the Council.

If we do not hold an email address for the household, or if we’re not sure that the information we currently hold for your household is correct you will receive a communication through the post.

Which address will the email come from?

The email will be sent Oadby & Wigston’s Electoral Services email address: electoral.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

How do I use the online response service?

Go to www.householdresponse.com/oadby-wigston

Enter your postcode and the unique security codes from your email or letter

Check that the information for your property is correct

Confirm your details, or make any changes, and submit.

Do I list everyone who lives at the property?

You need to include the name and nationality of everyone aged 16 or over who is resident and eligible to register to vote. If there are no eligible residents, you should state why this is the case.

How do I know who is eligible to vote?

Find out who is eligible to vote.

My son/daughter is living away at university, should I register them here or at home?

Students can register at their home address as well as their university address, but must not vote more than once in the same election. This means they can vote in local elections at both addresses as long as they are in different local government areas, but cannot vote at both addresses in a Parliamentary election.

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