This year’s Annual Canvass has started. Over the course of July Herefordshire Council will be contacting all 89,000 households in Herefordshire to check their details for the Electoral Register, as required by law.
Herefordshire Council will be sending over 50,000 communications via email and text message where possible, and posting out hardcopy forms as necessary.
Last year Herefordshire Council received a number of queries as to the authenticity of the email domain. The email will arrive to electors from firstname.lastname@example.org and will contain a link to the online web response (https:www.elecreg.co.uk/hfds-e). This email is genuine and the link is safe to click.
There will be two separate letters going out:
- One that requires a response under any circumstances. Herefordshire Council believe there might be updates and changes in these households. For any households who do not initially respond, Herefordshire Council will be chasing further – including sending a canvass form with a pre-paid envelope and, if no response, knocking on doors as necessary.
- One that requires a response ONLY if the details we already have are incorrect. Herefordshire Council believe there are no changes to report in these households. This letter is only sent if Herefordshire Council have been unable to get a response using emails and texts.
As a response is not necessarily required, all Herefordshire Council are asking the public to do is to please read their correspondence carefully and follow the instructions.
Electoral Services can be contacted on 01432 260107 or email@example.com with any issues.