Solihull Council’s annual canvass will begin on 15 August and residents are urged to keep a lookout for their electoral registration forms to make sure they are able to vote in the local elections in May 2019.
Forms will be delivered to all homes in the borough and residents are encouraged to respond online to the canvass by going to www.householdresponse.com/solihull. This page will be open to responses from 15 August.
If there are no changes to be made to electors at the property, residents can call 0800 197 9871 to confirm this or text NOCHANGE followed by both parts of their security code on the form they have received to 80212. These lines will also be open from 15 August.
People who have moved home recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the form and check the details. Research by the Electoral Commission shows that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time.
From 10 September, canvassers will be out making door-to-door visits to properties that have not responded to the original letter. Residents are reminded that it is a legal responsibility to respond to the canvass, even if there are no changes to be made at the property.