From Herefordshire Council:
This year’s Annual Canvass has started. Over the course of the month we will be contacting all 88 183 households in Herefordshire to check their details for the Electoral Register. We will be sending over 45 000 communications via email and text message, before sending out hardcopy forms.
Last year we received a number of queries as to the authenticity of the email domain. The email will arrive to electors from email@example.com and will contain a link directing them to the online web response. This email is genuine and the link is safe to click.
There are two separate letters going out:
- One that requires a response ONLY if the details we already have are incorrect. We believe there are no changes to report in these households
- One that requires a response under any circumstances. We believe there might be updates and changes in these households
As a response is not necessarily required, all we are asking the public to do is to please read their correspondence carefully and follow the instructions.
We are of course promoting responses (where required) by internet but are well aware this is not for everybody, so we have telephone and SMS options for them. For those households who do not initially respond, we will also be sending an A3 canvass form with a pre-paid envelope and undertaking telephone and door canvassing later in the year.
For further information please visit: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/elections
phone: 01432 260107