The electoral registration canvas in now underway. City of London have begun the process of updating both the Electoral Register and the Ward Lists.
Registration forms were recently sent out to all businesses and other organisations that are entitled to appoint voters on the Ward Lists. Following a successful trial last year, City of London are introducing an online registration service for all businesses and other organisations that currently have electors registered. You will now be able to complete your registration online rather than completing and posting back the paper form – although that option will still be open to you. The City of London Corporation hope that this innovation will make the process of registration easier for you. The revised Ward Lists will then come into force on 16 February next year.
Forms for both of the Electoral Register and Ward Lists were recently sent to all residential addresses. The national introduction of Individual Electoral Registration for the Electoral Register means that for some of residents, the completion of the household forms are just the first part of the registration process. Any resident that is not currently registered on the Electoral Register but who is added to the household form will be contacted by City of London and invited to register individually. This can be done either by completing the form that will send them or by registering online. Residents do not need to be registered individually to be added to the Ward Lists – the completion of their household form will suffice.