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14 May 2018

Canvassing gets underway

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It takes less than five minutes to sign up, but it means so much. Voting is a priceless right which everyone should cherish.

Carlton Brand, Wiltshire returning officer

We are taking democracy to the doorstep in a county-wide campaign to sign up voters.

Staff are visiting the homes of around 11,000 people who are eligible to vote but aren't registered, and inviting them to get their names on the electoral roll.

Carlton Brand, Wiltshire Council corporate director and the county's returning officer, said: "Voting in elections is the lifeblood of our free society.

"We want every citizen in the county to have the best possible chance to have their say and to cast a vote

"It takes less than five minutes to sign up, but it means so much. Voting is a priceless right which everyone should cherish."

The Canvassing is now underway until 4 June when council staff all bearing official ID - will call at the homes of residents who are eligible but unregistered to vote.

The canvassers will have tablet devices with them so people can register right there on the doorstep. All they need is their national insurance number.

Residents can also register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by phone on 0300 456 0112.

Wiltshire's returning officer, Carlton Brand, explains below what people can expect and why we're doing this now.

Last updated: 14 May 2018 | Last reviewed: 14 May 2018

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