The details below explain how the canvass will be carried out this year. There will be two methods of checking that the register is up-to-date and accurate.
The Electoral Register is securely sent to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). The DWP check the details against their database. Local data (e.g. Council Tax records) will be used as a matching exercise too.
If your details have matched with DWP records we will send a letter to your property. You do not need to respond unless the details are incorrect. You can add or remove someone from your property by using the link below: Use the security codes on the letter to log in and complete the information.
Electoral Registration Officer
South Hams District Council
If someone in your household is aged 76 or over but this is not indicated on the canvass communication you can amend these details online using the link below: You can also amend the canvass communication and return it using the envelope above.
The electoral register is used to select people for jury service, but if you are aged 76 or over you are not eligible to be a juror. We have to note this on the electoral register so that you are not selected for jury service. If you are under 76 and exempt for other reasons you should not tick the box as this will be dealt with separately by the courts.
We will send any additions an ITR form to complete for registration. This form helps us to confirm a person's identity so we can add them to the electoral register.
You can help us to save money by registering online as soon as possible.
This is also the quickest and safest way to send us your personal information.
We will send a reminder to anyone who does not respond to an ITR form. If you have not registered, a canvasser might visit your home to collect your information.