The annual canvass ensures that Derbyshire Dales District Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so.
At the end of this week we will be sending out letters to around 21,000 households and emails to 15,000 to electors for whom we hold an email address. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org
A spokesperson said:
"As some email providers may identify this correspondence as junk mail we're asking residents please to check their junk and spam boxes for the email and respond accordingly.
"The hybrid system is designed to reduce the cost of the annual canvass, which, previously, was carried out predominately by post.”If any resident hasn't received either a letter or email by 23 July they should contact us by calling 01629 761335 or emailing email@example.com
The annual canvass is a check on the accuracy and completeness of the electoral register.
People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages and check the details.
Research by the Electoral Commission, published in 2019, indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than 16 years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.