Annual Canvass 2019


Household enquiry forms will be delivered to every household from 2 August 2019 and even if there is no change to the information, or you have recently completed a form, a response is required by law.

The form will have the names of people who are currently registered to vote at the property and you will need to:

  • Confirm that the information on the form is correct
  • Add anyone new including 16 and 17 year olds
  • Delete anyone who no longer lives at the property

How to respond to the form

You will need to have your security codes to hand which can be found on the form.

If there are ‘No Changes’ to make you can respond:

  • online
  • by phone to 0800 197 9871
  • by SMS TEXT to 80212
  • by returning the form in the post to Electoral Reform Services in the envelope provided  

If there are ‘Changes’ you can respond:

  • online
  • by returning the form in the post to Electoral Reform Services in the envelope provided 

If you are moving from the property within the next month please cross out your name(s) and leave the form for the new occupier(s) to add their name(s).

There are no additions to the register between September and November to allow the Electoral Registration Officer to undertake the annual canvass.

Canvass Reform

In order to improve the accuracy, efficiency and citizen’s experience of the electoral process, specifically the canvass, we are required to take part in the Canvass Reform Data Test. This involves a data matching exercise at the start of each canvass, which matches the details of the electors held on our electoral register against national data. In addition, this data may also be matched against local data sets. The outcome of the matching exercises will allow us to determine the most suitable route for properties to be canvassed.

For more information on registration please visit electoral registration.