Each year the Electoral Registration Officer contacts all residential addresses in their area to help establish if the information currently held on the electoral register is complete and accurate. This is a legal framework that must be followed.
Different households depending on their particular circumstances will receive different styles of communication.
All properties will be divided up into one of 3 routes.
Route 1 properties – This will be properties where subject to national and local data matching, the ERO is happy that the information held is unlikely to have changed.
Route 2 properties – This will be properties where subject to national and local data matching, there is an indication that information may have changed.
Route 3 properties – This is properties where all residents are not related and there is a responsible person who can confirm details, eg Care Homes or University Student Accomodations.
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