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Annual canvas

Keeping the register up to date

We are required to keep the register of eligible voters up to date.  From July each year, we contact every household to find out if the details on the electoral register are correct. This is called the annual canvass.

Your household may be contacted by:

  • post
  • phone
  • knocking on your door

If you need to update your details on the electoral register, it’s important that you respond as soon as you can.  

The  letter and form you receive will tell you if you need to respond and how to do so. If we don’t receive a response from you, we may need to visit your property to check the details. Please help us to save money by responding as soon as possible.

More information about the annual canvass and voting can be found at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter.

You can find out if you are eligible to vote and how to do it on our Register to Vote page.

Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 canvass

The 2020 canvass will run from July through to December and we are required to do this by law. It has not been suspended as a result of COVID-19.

When you’re contacted, please respond as soon as possible. It will make sure the process runs smoothly. It also means there will be no need for additional contact, which is particularly important at the moment.

 

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