Annual Canvass by Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board
Don't lose your voice - residents in East Renfrewshire urged to check their voter registration details are up to date
Published: 17 September 2021
The Electoral Registration Officer has been getting in touch with every household since the start of July to check that the electoral register is up to date, and to identify any residents who should be registered but are currently missing.
With Local Council elections taking place in May 2022, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.
Kate Crawford, Electoral Registration Officer for Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board (RVJB), said: 'Residents need to keep an eye out for their Canvass communication from Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in East Renfrewshire and you are able to vote in any forthcoming elections. You might not have been able to vote before but with the extension of voting rights, you may be able to vote now - but only if you are registered.'
Following changes to the legislation governing the annual canvass the RVJB has been contacting households by email, phone or post.
If you've not responded to a communication from the Electoral Registration Officer, then you may be visited by a member of the Electoral Registration Team to confirm the information held for your property is correct.
People who have moved recently are also particularly encouraged to look out for the Canvass communication for their property and check the details are correct for their household.
Please follow the instructions on your communication and respond as directed. By following the steps outlined this will enable any changes to be recorded and allow access to the government website at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote in order to complete the registration process.
For any enquiries about your Canvass communication, please contact the Electoral Registration team either by phone (0300 300 0150) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can find more information about registering to vote on the Electoral Commission website.
Or got to the RVJB website for further information on Electoral Registration.