Electoral registration canvassers visit residents
The council’s electoral services team has tasked canvassers with visiting properties that have not responded to the household enquiry form.
A new register of electors will be published on 1 December and the council needs to ensure all properties have responded to ensure the register is up to date.
Those who haven’t sent back their household enquiry form with details of who is eligible to vote at a property will receive a visit from one of the council’s canvassers between 25 September and 3 November.
All canvassers wear high visibility jackets and carry identification.
Councillor Sohail Munawar, leader of the council, said: “It’s important residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Slough.
“To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.
“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the enquiry form. If you want to register, the easiest way is online, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. In any case, you will still need to complete the enquiry form and send it back to us.”
If people are at home when one of the canvassers visit they will offer help to complete the household enquiry form, as well as register any new residents on the doorstep. Anyone in the household who is 16 or over can respond to the form.
People are required by law to complete and return a household enquiry form and anyone who doesn’t could be fined up to £1,000, and could also be refused credit if their name doesn’t appear on the electoral register.