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Annual Canvass for Electoral Register 2018

The Annual Canvass for the Electoral Register is about to be undertaken.  Household Enquiry Forms (HEF) will be delivered to every household addressed to "The Occupier".

The HEF form sent out  ensures that the register of electors is updated by detailing electors who are no longer resident, new residents at the address, people who will become 18 the following year and corrections or changes needed to residents details in order to ensure that the details held on the Electoral Register are correct.

All properties must respond to the form, even if there are no changes to be made, or the property is empty, as it is required by law for residents to provide the information.  Failure to register to vote may have implications on your credit rating and could result in loans and mortgage applications being refused.

Failure to respond to the initial HEF will result in the authority sending out reminder letters.  If no response is received to the forms by October a personal visit by a canvasser to the property will then be required.  Canvassers will be carrying ID please ask to see this before giving any information.  Canvassers are likely to visit properties in the evenings and at weekends.

Following the completion of the HEF anyone that needs to register can do so online at or an Invitation to Register (ITR) will be sent to them. 

Do you have queries in relation to registration? See our FAQ's which may answer your questions.

For information on completing the HEF please select your relevant authority below: 

Democratic and Electoral Services Manager - Purbeck

Name: Kirsty Riglar
Tel: 01929 557221
Full details for Democratic and Electoral Services Manager - Purbeck

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