Annual Electoral Canvass letters sent out

Mid Sussex District Council is posting letters to every property in the District which has not yet responded to the 2021 electoral canvass.

Every year, the Council must complete a canvass to update the electoral register and ensure that any resident who is eligible to vote can do so.

All households in Mid Sussex will be contacted as part of the canvass, with responses used to ensure the register is accurate.

From Monday 23 August, paper forms are being posted to households, providing information on how to respond to the canvass. Residents are encouraged to follow the instructions the Council has sent to have their say at future elections.

Residents are encouraged to respond using digital channels, as all information is processed instantly, there’s no chance of the form being lost in the post and it’s environmentally friendly. It also provides taxpayers with savings when compared with the cost of posting back the form.

Tom Clark, Returning Officer for Mid Sussex said:

“Residents will shortly receive letters containing information on how to respond to the canvass.

“I urge everyone to respond by telephone, text message or online because this is by far the quickest and most convenient method.

“The annual canvass must be held by law once a year and everyone must respond, even if you have recently registered or have been registered for many years. Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to vote by responding promptly when contacted.”

For more information about the electoral canvass visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/elections-voting/annual-canvass/registering. To contact the Mid Sussex District Council Electoral Services team email elections@midsussex.gov.uk or call 01444 477003.

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