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Council to contact 14,000 homes in effort to update electoral roll

4:24 pm, Tuesday, 1st September 2020 - 2 months ago

Council information and partnerships

More than 14,000 local households will receive a phone call or a house visit from canvassers acting on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council over the coming weeks.

The effort is part of the annual canvass, checking that the electoral roll records are accurate and up to date.

In July and August, letters were sent to each household asking residents to confirm any changes.

Since then, many of those required to respond have got in touch to make changes to the electoral roll data.

The Council is required by law to visit the properties of any households that should have responded but didn’t.

Council canvassers will be visiting these properties during September and October.

In light of the current health pandemic, canvassers will have face masks and hand sanitiser to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Canvassers will only ask for the details of people residing at the property, and will not ask for bank details. All canvassers will have ID badges.

Where phone numbers are available for properties that have not responded, the Council will try calling first instead of visiting. Phone calls will be listed as being from 01472 313131.

If, by the end of the annual canvass, you are required to respond and have failed to do so, you are in danger of being removed from the electoral register. This can also impact your credit score.

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