FENLANDER: Expect a call from canvassers if you have not completed Voter Registration Form

RESIDENTS who have not yet returned their Voter Registration forms to Fenland District Council can expect a visit from an authorised canvasser over the next few weeks. They will be asked to complete the form on the spot.

Canvassers started doing the rounds of the district last week and will continue until November 7. They will all carry official ID.

If the householder is out at the time of the visit, a calling card will be left and a canvasser will return later to try and obtain the information.

Canvassers may call at properties where forms have been sent back already if essential information such as a signature or nationality is missing. In some cases where forms may have already been returned but not yet received by the council, people will be asked to complete the form again with the canvasser to ensure a response.

The canvass is carried out each year. Anyone who fails or refuses to complete and return the form could lose the right to vote in future elections. Failure to respond could also affect individuals’ future credit ratings. In some cases it could also result in prosecution and a fine.

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