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Annual canvass of electors

Each year an annual canvass must be carried out to update the electoral register.

As part of the annual  canvass, we must contact every property to find out if there are any changes to the household so we can remove the details of people who no longer live there and invite new occupants to register individually.

Households throughout the District will receive a Household enquiry form with an individual security code. This will list the people registered to vote at the property. You need to confirm these details are correct or tell us about any changes.

If there are no changes to the details on the form, you can use the free automated telephone response service on 0800 025 3151, visit or SMS Text on 07507 319820.

If the details need to be updated or someone needs to be added or removed you can visit Alternatively, you may complete the form and post it back in the envelope provided.  

Please make sure that you respond to the Household Enquiry Form as soon as you can. We are required to send you a reminder form and undertake personal visits if we do not receive a response.

Anyone not already registered at the property will receive an Invitation to Register form to complete. Alternatively, you can apply to register online at You will need your National Insurance number and date of birth – it will take around five minutes.