The process has now started of checking everyone’s electoral roll details – the annual canvass. It is all much as before with one major exception. It is now possible by law to use electronic communication (emails and texts) where they are held them. Prior to this it all had to be done on paper. The rationale for this (primarily to save time and money of course) can be found on the here.

People without email etc will receive paper forms further along the process so it will all be done thoroughly as before but in a more tailored way