Annual Canvas 2013/14
Don’t lose your vote in 2014
If you are a resident of the Vale of Glamorgan you will soon be receiving your Voter Registration form that will affect your opportunity to ensure that your voice is heard on the issues affecting you and your community.
The Electoral Registration Office compiles a new electoral register by sending out annual canvass forms every year to every property in the area. This will be carried out between October 2013 until March 2014. By completing and returning this form, you’ll make sure you are included on the new electoral register and are able to vote in any forthcoming elections, including the European Parliamentary elections in May 2014.
The annual canvass form will allow you to: correct any mistakes, add people to the register, apply for a postal vote application form, opt-out of the edited register, apply to be removed from being selected for jury service if you are over 70 and advise us of a change of address.
If you’re not registered to vote, then you cannot influence who represents you at a local, national or European level. All you have to do is complete the annual canvass form that will be dropping through your letter box this winter, and you’ll be able to help choose the people that make the decisions which affect your everyday life.
Registering to Vote
If all of the pre-printed personal details are correct on your annual canvass form and you have no additions or changes to make you can use the free telephone or internet registration services provided. To use either of these services you will need to have your annual canvass form to hand. Both the telephone and internet registration services are provided bilingually. The Welsh telephone number and website address are available on the rear of the form.
Telephone Registration – on the top right hand corner of your annual canvass form you will find a freephone telephone number (0800 025 3163) and a ten digit unique reference number. All you have to do is ring the free phone telephone number, enter your ten digit unique reference number and follow the automated instructions. Once you have completed your call you will be informed that your registration is complete and you do not need to return your form.
Internet Registration – you will find on the top right hand corner of your annual canvass form the following internet address: www.register-online.co.uk and an internet password. Please log on to your computer and enter the site; key in your password and follow the instructions on screen.
Please note: Telephone and internet service will terminate on 5 March 2014.
If you have any changes to make to your annual canvass form you must make them and return the form by post. If people have moved in – please add them on; if people have left – please cross them out; if there are any mistakes on your form – please correct them. Once all the changes are made please date and sign the form and pop it in the post.
Please do not put children under the age of 16 years on the form. Please complete dates of birth for all 16 and 17 year olds. It will only take a few minutes for you to secure your right to vote.
Please note: In January and February 2014 house to house canvassers will call to all non-responding properties to obtain details of your household if your canvass form has not been returned.
If you have any queries or you require a copy of your annual canvass form (for lost or missing forms) then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Electoral Registration Department
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Vale of Glamorgan
Telephone: 01446 709748 / 570
Fax: 01446 421623