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Service update: Monday 20th September 2021. All recycling collections, including pink sack and glass collections are back on this week starting with Wickford on Monday 20 September.

Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst services have been disrupted. Please remember to put out your sacks on your usual collection day and note that the Barleylands Recycling Centre has returned to its normal opening times.

Annual Canvass Of The Register Of Electors (Updating your details)

The electoral canvass takes place every year. It is used to ensure that the data we have on the register of electors is accurate and up to date. 

Starting on Friday, 30 July 2021, Basildon Council's Electoral Services team will either, hand deliver a Canvass Communication letter or send an email to residents at a property, asking residents to confirm who is currently living in the property and who is eligible to vote.

Reminders

If you receive an email from Basildon Council's Electoral Services team between 30 July and 6 August, you must follow the instructions included and submit a response. If you do not respond to the email,  a reminder letter will be hand delivered to your property between Friday, 3 September and Friday, 24 September.

Personal Visits

If you receive a canvass communication letter to your property that requires a response and we do not receive a reply, an official canvasser will visit your property to help us complete the canvass. 

The canvasser will have official Basildon Council identification and any visits will be made between Friday, 3 September and Friday, 24 September. 

Final Reminder / Telephone Contact - If we require a response from the reminder form delivered to your property during September and we do not receive a reply, a final reminder letter will be hand delivered to your property or if you have previously provided us with a telephone number an electoral services team member will contact you to complete the canvass by telephone.

Telephone calls from a member of the Electoral Services team will be made during October and November. 

If the details shown on your Canvass Communication Form are up to date

If we have requested a response from your property and all the details shown on your Canvass communication form are correct and up to date then all you have to do is to confirm this by any of the following methods:

  • Online:  Submit your confirmation online at www.householdresponse.com/basildon.
  • By Freephone: Call the Freephone number 0800 197 9871 and follow the instructions.
  • By phone text message: Text NOCHANGE followed by the security code on your Canvass Communication Form to 80212.
  • By post: Complete the form and send it back to us.

Once you have confirmed that the details shown on your Canvass Communication Form are correct and up to date, we won't write to you again until next year's canvass.

If the details shown on your Canvass Communication Form are NOT up to date

If the details shown on your Canvass Communication Form are incorrect or out of date then all you have to do is send us the correct up to date details by any of the following methods:

  • Online: Submit the correct information online at www.householdresponse.com/basildon.
  • By post: Complete the form with the correct information and send it back to us. (If anyone has moved out of the property but their details are still on the form, please cross out their name before sending the form back to us).

The canvass communication form is NOT a registration form. If you add any new people they will also need to complete a registration application. They can do this at GOV.UK - Register to vote. We will send each person an invitation to register form by post if they do not apply online.

Further information and enquiries

  • For further information and enquiries please contact the Electoral Services Team.

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