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12 September 2018

Good response to canvassing campaign so far

Well over half of all Wiltshire households have now returned the enquiry forms which helps renew the electoral roll.

Almost half of replies that have been sent have come either online, by text or by phone, following Wiltshire Council's plea for digital responses as it saves taxpayers' money in postage and staff time.

Residents may still return the paper forms by post in the pre-paid envelope provided if they wish.

Those who haven't responded will receive a reminder to encourage them to confirm their details as soon as possible.

Dr Carlton Brand, Wiltshire Council corporate director and the county's electoral registration officer, said: "It's been a terrific response so far.

"It's such good news that so many people are choosing to save the council time and money by going online or using their phone to complete the household enquiry forms."

The council's annual canvass launched on 2 August with forms landing on  around 220,000 doormats across the county.

More than 141,000 have been completed with around 62,000 of those digitally.

It is a legal requirement to provide the information requested to ensure it is up-to-date and accurate.

To confirm details, all people have to do is

and use the security codes printed at the top of their form.

This is the quickest and easier way to confirm the information on the form is correct. If any details are incorrect, visit household response.

People can update the details of eligible voters at their address by using the security codes provided at the top of the household enquiry form. Alternatively, details can be amended using the form and returned in the prepaid envelope provided.

If anyone has been added to the form, they still need to register to vote individually on GOV.UK. They will need their date of birth and national insurance number.

Last updated: 12 September 2018 | Last reviewed: 12 September 2018

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