Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the annual canvass.
I have received a household enquiry form. Why is this?
The council has to make sure that the electoral register is up-to-date. Each year, every council carries out a 'canvass' of the homes in its area, to find out who lives there and ensure that those who are eligible are registered to vote. The letter you've received contains the information we currently hold for your property.
Nothing has changed. Do I need to do anything?
Yes, even if it's still the same people living at your home, you must confirm this. The simplest way to do this is online at www.registerbyinternet.com/wolverhampton. Alternatively, you can call our automated freephone number 0800 197 9871, text NOCHANGE and your security number to 80212, or complete the paper form and return it to us in the freepost envelope provided. See page two of the letter for more detailed instructions.
The details on the form are incorrect or incomplete. What should I do?
You must provide us with the most up-to-date information. The best way to do this is online at www.registerbyinternet.com/wolverhampton, where you can amend the information we hold about your household. Alternatively, you can amend the paper form and return it to us in the freepost envelope provided. See page two of the letter for more detailed instructions.
Can I request a postal or proxy vote?
Yes. When you complete the online form or return the paper form to us, simply indicate your requirements and we will contact you.
What is the open register and who can access it?
There is a detailed explanation about the register on the back page of the letter you have received. However, in summary, the open register is an extract of the full electoral register, which the council has to make available for sale to individuals and organisations. You can choose to have your details excluded from the open register by indicating this preference when you complete the form.