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The Annual Canvass

Between 28 August 2015 and 30 November 2015 you will be able to use the links on this page to provide registration details required as part of the Annual Canvass. Normally you will have received a paper form sent to you in the post with the web address for this page.

 

Please choose form the following options to provide the required information.

Further details of the timetable for the Annual Canvass are also included below.

 

OPTION 1: CONFIRMING and AMENDING DETAILS pre-printed on the "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" form 

If you received a form with pre-printed details of residents you can confirm and amend pre-printed registration details here.  You can also add residents to the property if their names are not already on the pre-printed form.

 

You will need the Security Numbers printed on your "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" form.

 

Postal vote application forms can be requested and requests to opt out of details appearing on the Open Register can be made for pre-printed and added individuals. 

 

 Confirm or Amend details  

 

OPTION 2: ADDING NAMES to a blank "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" form

If you received a blank "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" form and people are living at the address, you can complete an online registration form here to provide the names and other details of the residents.  Be sure to supply these details for every person within the household.

 

 Add Names Here  

 

OPTION 3: UNOCCUPIED Property?

If you received a blank "HEF: who is eligible to vote?" form, and the property is still unoccupied, please e-mail electoral.registration@bedford.gov.uk and provide details of the address concerned and your contact details.

 

OPTION 4: Living OVERSEAS or a member of the ARMED FORCES?

If you have come to this webpage by accident and live overseas or are a member of the armed forces you can  apply to register here

 

Canvass Timetable

Households are sent letters asing for information and they will be visited if a full response is not received.  the timetable for these letters and visits is as follows:

Date(s) Action
27 August  Despatch of initial "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" forms
18 September Despatch of 1st Reminder "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" forms and Initial "Invitations to Register (ITRs)"
9 October Despatch of 2nd Reminder "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" forms and 1st Reminder "Invitations to Register (ITRs)"
19 October to 1 November Canvass Registration Assistants visit properties who have not responded to the "HEF: Who is eligible to vote?" form
30 October Despatch of 2nd Reminder "Invitations to Register (ITRs)"
9 November to 22 November Canvass Registration Assistants visit individuals who have not responded to the "Invitations to Register (ITRs)" form
1 December Publish the Revised Register of Electors

 

The Canvass Registration Assistants carry Council provided identification and their identity can be checked  as they carry GPS location devices their attendance at your property can be checked with you.

If you have any queries concerning the registration process, please call the helpline on 01234 276916 or alternatively you can e-mail electoral.registration@bedford.gov.uk, or write to the address below:

 

Deputy Electoral Registration Officer

Democratic and Registration Services Group 

Borough Hall

Cauldwell Street

Bedford

MK42 9AP

 

For further information on Elections and Electoral Registration please click here

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