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Don’t lose your voice - residents in Brent urged to look out for their voter registration details

2 July 2020

Brent residents are being encouraged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date so they don’t lose their voice in future elections.

The annual canvass is due to begin, and it ensures that the council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.

This year, the government has made some changes to the annual canvass. If we hold an email address for you, shortly we will send you an email to ask you to confirm that the details we hold for your property are correct or make changes as necessary.

Where we do not hold an email address or have not received an online response, paper forms will be sent to your property. Detailed instructions on what action you need to take are on the form.

Where a response is required, please make sure that you respond to it as soon as you can, even if there are no changes, the property is empty or nobody is eligible to register to vote.

If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.

Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive of Brent Council, said:

“It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from the council, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Brent.

“With the London Assembly and London Mayoral elections coming up next year, this is a really important opportunity for residents to take part and make sure their voices are heard.”

Any residents who have any questions can contact Brent Council’s Electoral Services team at electoral.services@brent.gov.uk or by calling 020 8937 1372.