Canvass 2019

The Electoral Registration Office is required to carry out an annual canvass of all households within the district to check the electoral register is up to date.

All residents will receive a Household Enquiry Form with details of all people living at the property who are on the electoral register. You must respond whether there are changes to be made or not.

What you need to do

When you receive your form, you will need to check the information is correct and follow the instructions on how to respond. If noone is currently registered, the form will be blank.

If there are changes to be made, you can respond online or by completing the form and returning it to us in the pre-paid envelope.

If the details are correct and there are no changes, you will still need to respond to confirm this using one of the following:

  • online
  • telephone
  • text message
  • post

If you’re not responding by post, you will need part one and part two of your security code to respond. This can be found on the front page of the form.

You must include the name and nationality of everyone aged 16 or over who is living at the address and eligible to register to vote.

If you add new names to the enquiry form, a registration form will be sent to each person inviting them to register to vote. They can wait for the letter or register online. If you tell us someone has moved, we will send them a letter to confirm removal from the electoral register.


Properties that don't respond to the Household Enquiry Form will be visited by canvassers to help residents complete the form on the doorstep.

The revised register of electors for 2020 will be published on Sunday 1 December 2019.