Since late June, we’ve been sending emails on behalf of our local authority customers to solicit and encourage responses to the annual canvass – a feature unique to Idox Elections. This innovative solution gives electors the most efficient way of responding to the canvass, which they do electronically through our market-leading IVR platform.

We’ve already emailed more than 1 million households this canvass (reaching over 1.3 million electors), surpassing the number of emails we sent for the entire canvass last year. This equates to over 300 trees saved, not to mention the associated printing and postage cost savings for our customers.

The largest number of emails sent from one customer was to over 141,000 households, covering 195,342 electors.

For more information about our eCanvass service, please contact your account manager or contact us here.

You might also be interested to read the Lewes District Council eCanvass study, where Electoral Services Lead, Kim Bryce talks about boosting canvass response rates and increasing electoral registrations through adoption of the service.