Councillor Phil Bateman said today -“This is a message to every voter in Wednesfield North. Its an important message for everyone of voting age.
Wolverhampton City Council employees will be undertaking a full canvass of homes here in Wednesfield North, over the coming months following the implementation of Individual Electoral Registration last year.
Assuming the government confirms the final switchover to the new arrangements, anybody not confirmed under IER will be removed from the register on 1 December.
In Wolverhampton, that is currently about 3% of the people on the register. Generally, those people will have received at least one visit and four letters over the past nine months, reminding them of what they need to do. We are continuing to work to reduce this number, using other data sets (e.g. from Council Tax records) to remove people from the register. This group is a combination of those who ignore our correspondence and those who have moved.
The first despatch of canvass letters will see every household in Wednesfield North & Wolverhampton receive a summary of the information we hold currently. These details can be confirmed or amended online, by phone or text, or by amending the paper form. Those forms are due to be despatched on 23 July, so should land on doormats around Monday 27th/Tuesday 28th July
Initial reminders will go out at the beginning of September and final reminders towards the end of October. The City Council will also be conducting targeted door-to-door visits after the summer.
Please if you want to vote in Local Elections, European Elections, Referendums, and General Elections…you need to be on the electoral register. You need to ensure that you are! ”