Elections staff to visit homes as part of annual canvass

Rotherham Council elections staff will be visiting the homes of residents who have not yet responded to this year's annual canvass over the next two weeks.

Elections staff to visit homes as part of annual canvass

electionsRotherham Council elections staff will be visiting the homes of residents who have not yet responded to this year's annual canvass over the next two weeks.

Around 12,000 homes have not responded to initial letters or emails and reminders. The Council has a statutory duty to collect the information.

To maintain social distancing, the visits will be carried out in a different way to previous years.

We will not be completing the forms on the doorstep with the residents as we normally would - instead, staff will call at a property, be socially distanced whilst explaining to the resident what we need them to do and then posting the form through their door once they close it.

If nobody is at home when they call, the form will be posted anyway. The form will be enveloped and include a pre-paid return envelope and it can also be responded to online or via the automated phone service.

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