Annual Canvass Letters Now Being Sent OutHouseholds in Test Valley will soon be receiving a letter asking them to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at that address is correct. This is part of the annual voter registration canvass carried out across the country at this time of year. The purpose of the canvass is to make sure that the electoral register is up to date and that people do not miss out on their right to vote.

If there are changes to be made (such as removing previous residents or adding any new ones, including anyone now over 16 years old), or even if all the details remain the same, we need to know.

It is quick and easy to confirm by:

– Visiting www.registerbyinternet.com/testvalley (for both changes and confirmation of no change)

– Calling 0800 197 9871 (for confirmation of no change only)

You will need the security code printed on your letter to access these services.

If you are unable to use these automated options, you should complete and return the form (postage is free). Please do not return the form if you have completed the process using one of the automated options.

If there are updates to your household, the information you provide will enable us to send a separate individual registration form to all the people living at your address who are eligible and need to register. Those who are eligible can also register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you are unsure of what to do please contact our helpline number: 01264 368000.

For more details on the electoral registration system please visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters.

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