CANVASSERS will be knocking on doors in Barnoldswick and Earby visiting those who have not yet returned their annual electoral registration form.

Up until October 11, Pendle Council will be checking that its residents are on the electoral register so they do not lose the right to vote.

There are still around 4,700 households in Pendle to return their forms by post, or register by text telephone or on online.

Andrea Mullin, Pendle Council’s elections and registration manager, said: “The electoral canvass is part of the annual voter registration process.

“Many residents have already returned their forms by post or registered by telephone, online or text message.

“But there are still around 4,700 households we haven’t heard from. It’s these homes that our canvassers will be visiting.”

If a Pendle Council canvasser knocks on your door, first check their ID badge to be sure they are who they say they are.

They will then go through the details on the form with you to check if they are correct.

If they’re wrong, the canvasser will make the necessary changes with you.

By law households have to provide this information to their local council every year.

If you do not provide the information or give false information, then you could be fined up to £1,000.

For further information about the electoral registration canvass, contact the Elections Office on (01282) 661662 or 661201. You can also email