Published Thursday, 6 December 2018

Waverley’s revised electoral register was published on 1 December and shows the total electorate now stands at 92,854.

The update follows completion of the annual canvass, which ran from July to November. Household Enquiry forms were issued to over 53,000 residences, and between September and November canvassers covered the borough, knocking on doors of those who had failed to respond.

A mobile-canvassing pilot scheme, trialled in 2017, was extended in 2018 and saw 17 of the 25 canvassers equipped with a tablet. Using the tablet allowed residents to quickly, easily and securely complete their registration online.  By the end of the canvass, 97.2% of the households issued with a Household Enquiry form had responded.

Waverley Borough Council Returning Officer, Tom Horwood said: “This is a great result and it’s good to see technology being used to make the registration process more efficient and more secure for our residents.

"Even though we conduct a canvass each year, it’s not too late to register. If you are not on the register, you will not be able to vote in any election or referendum that may be called, such as the council elections next May. It could also affect your credit rating. It only takes a few minutes to register by phone or online.”

Residents that have not yet responded can complete their registration either by phone on: 01483 523116, or online at: www.gov.uk/registertovote. For any other enquiries about voting, residents can email electoral.services@waverley.gov.uk or call on: 01483 523116.

For further information contact:

Tel: 01483  523296

Web : www.waverley.gov.uk

Email: communications@waverley.gov.uk