House to house canvassing in the Vale of Glamorgan

HOUSEHOLDERS in the Vale of Glamorgan will be visited from Saturday, February 1, to Sunday, February 23, by house-to-house canvassers working to update the electoral register.

The canvassers, working on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, will be visiting all properties that have not returned an electoral registration form. All canvassers will carry an authorisation letter to confirm they are employed by the council.

Canvassers will only ask for the names of people, over the age of 16, who are permanently resident at the properties that have not returned the form.

If residents are 16 or 17 years-of-age they might be asked for their nationality and date of birth. They will not be asked for further personal information.

If you have concerns about a canvasser please call the council’s contact centre on 01446 700111.

Vale Council electoral registration officer, Rebecca Light, said: “We’d like to let Vale residents know our canvassers will soon be working in the area but residents can still register to vote by completing and returning their annual canvass form.”

If you still have your annual canvass form you can:

1. Complete and return the form in the pre-paid envelope provided

If you don’t need to make any changes to the information on the form you can:

2. Register using the free phone number 0800 025 3163

You will need your 10 digit unique reference number printed on the front right hand side of your form

3. Register on-line at www.register-online.co.uk

You will need your 10 digit unique reference number and internet password printed on the right hand side of your annual canvass form.

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