Each year the Electoral Registration Officer has to publish a new register of electors. An accurate register is produced with the help of canvassers appointed to make personal visits to properties. Residents need canvassers to help them complete the statutory documentation and explain the benefits of registering to vote.
Canvassers are expected to work at times when residents are likely to be at home (evening or at weekends). Canvassers will need to be proactive and flexible as to the hours of the week they decide to work, so returns to the electoral services office are maximised.
Payment is performance based. Canvassers will be paid £1.50 for a completed Household Enquiry Form return and £2 for a completed Invitation to Register Form return.
A good and resourceful canvasser will typically expect to earn between £700 and £800 before tax (based on an area with 1000 properties).
Canvassers will be required to visit properties from 29 September up to 9 November. All canvassers must attend an allocated briefing session before the start of canvass.