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Annual Canvass

Each year the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) has a legal requirement to conduct an annual canvass to ensure the electoral register is accurate and complete. Households will be allocated to routes and will be contacted in different ways depending on the result of our local and national data matching.

Detail of the process and how to respond are provided below.

The annual canvass starts in August 2023 and will run until November 2023. The revised electoral register will be published on 1 December 2023.

It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. Making sure you provide the necessary information when it is needed will ensure the process runs smoothly. It would be helpful if you could respond online where possible.

Where we hold email addresses for residents, we will be sending emails from If we do not hold an email address then we will send a form. There will be a link in these emails and forms to an external website ( hosted by Civica Election Services so responses can be made online.

Step 1 - Data matching

Step 2 - Communications and updating the register



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