Householders told to expect a knock on the door from electoral canvassers


Published Monday 10 January 2014


Householders in the Vale of Glamorgan are being visited by house-to-house canvassers working to update the electoral register.


The canvassers, working on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, will be visiting all properties that have not returned an electoral registration form. All canvassers will carry an authorisation letter to confirm they are employed by the council.


Canvassers will only ask for the names of people, over the age of 16, who are permanently resident at properties that have not returned the registration form.


If residents are 16 or 17 years-of-age they might be asked for their date of birth. They will not be asked for further personal information.


The canvass will finish on Sunday 23 February 2014.


If you have concerns about a canvasser please call the council’s contact centre on 01446 700111.


Vale Council Electoral Registration Officer, Rebecca Light, said: “We’d like to let Vale residents know our canvassers are working in the area, but residents can still register to vote by completing and returning their annual canvass form.”


If you still have your Annual Canvass form you can:-

1. Complete and return the form in the pre-paid envelope provided

If you don’t need to make any changes to the information on the form you can:-
2. Register using the free phone number 0800 025 3163 (You will need your 10 digit unique reference number printed on the front right hand side of your form)


3. Register on-line at (You will need your 10 digit unique reference number and internet password printed on the right hand side of your annual canvass form.)