The Electoral Registration Officer has a legal duty to make sure the details held on the Register of Electors are up to date and accurate. This is done by sending a communication to every household within the Borough. The annual canvass takes place from August through to November each year.
Canvas Reform 2020
Cabinet Office have reformed the way in which the canvass is carried out, please read Detailed Policy Statement from the Cabinet Office explaining how and why the annual canvass has changed.
These changes mean that not all households will receive the same communication, we may contact you by:
Households can respond to communications by:
Visiting www.householdresponse.com/dudley and enter part 1 and part 2 of your security code. This service can be used to make changes to the details we hold on the Register of Electors, or to confirm that the information we hold is still correct.
Where there is no change to the information, residents can use the automated telephone response service 0800 197 9871. When prompted enter part 1 and part 2 of your security code
Text NO CHANGE with your security codes to 80212. Please note your network provider may make an additional charge to your normal standard text rate for use of this service. Security codes will be included in the communication you receive.
The canvass communication is an enquiry form only and response does not automatically add you to the register. You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote You will need your date of birth and national insurance number to complete the registration.
We can also send out a personalised registration form, or alternatively you can contact the Electoral Services team on 01384 814740 where someone will complete the registration on your behalf.
Impact of COVID-19 on the Annual Canvass 2020
We are required by law to do the 2020 canvass, it is not suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. When you are contacted, please respond as soon as possible.
It will mean that there will be no need to send additional forms, telephone or visit your property, which is particularly important at this time.