Annual canvass - Electoral Registration
You need to be registered to be able to vote in any election or referendum for which you are eligible. We run an annual canvass to ensure the electoral register is up to date, as we are required to do by law.
We will commence this process in early July doing an e-canvass. This involves sending an email to all electors that we have an email address for, asking them to use our online response service to confirm and or make amendments to the details provided in the email, online at www.elecreg.co.uk/eastbourne. You will need the security numbers provided in the email.
From 5 August, a household enquiry form will be posted to every property in Eastbourne. If anyone is already registered at the address, they will be listed on the form.
If the details are correct please confirm them by either:
- going online
- signing the form and sending it back
Details are how to do this are printed on the front of the form and will require you to use the security codes printed on the form.
If the details are incorrect, please use the web address and security codes on the form to make any changes online. Alternatively you can amend the form by crossing out those no longer living at the address and adding the names of all those eligible - including 16 and 17 year olds.
Please remember that you must respond, whether there is a change or not.
During the canvass period we are required by law to do reminders to non-responded properties. Our first reminder will be posted in early September.
Canvassers door knock from the 13 October until 19th November.
If we still have no response, we send canvassers to properties to encourage residents to complete the forms - all canvassers will be wearing an Eastbourne Borough Council identity badge and have an official appointment letter. They call to assist and encourage residents to complete the form there and then, so that we can compile and accurate register which is published on 1 December 2017.
Concerns about a canvasser
If you are concerned about a canvasser, please email email@example.com or call 01323 410000.
What happens next?
After you have responded, anyone not previously listed on the form must register. You can do this on the GOV.UK - register to vote website, or we will send a yellow Invitation to Register form as soon as we become aware of a potential new elector.
Each time you change address you need to re-register. The easiest and quickest way to do this is online via the GOV.UK website. You can do this at any time.