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Second Annual Canvas Press Release

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Keep your right to vote

Monday August 3 2015.  For immediate release



Copeland’s annual electoral canvass begins this month, and residents are being urged not to lose their right to vote.


The annual event asks people to confirm their details, or make any changes, so that they can be included on the new Register of Electors, which will be published on December 1.


Residents will receive a form on or around Wednesday August 5, and there are different ways to respond. To make changes, including adding new electors, use the council’s easy-to-use online system or return your form by post. If there are no changes to be made this can be confirmed via the online system or by telephone or text message. Details of how to do this will be on the form.


New residents can easily register online at with their National Insurance number, or the council can send a paper form if necessary.

Residents should respond to the Household Enquiry Form whether there are changes to the information it contains or not.  If forms are not returned reminders will be sent and a canvasser may be sent out to help make sure you return the form.


Copeland’s returning officer Paul Walker said: “We need people’s help to make sure we have everyone registered to vote who is eligible. In May 2016, there will be the next Police and Crime Commissioner Elections. There will also be a European Referendum held before the end of 2017.

So make sure you can have your say.”




Notes for editors

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