Annual canvass of households - electoral register update

Each year from July 1st, we are legally required to update our Electoral Register. We send forms to every household so we can confirm who is eligible to register to vote. This is a legal requirement and you must respond to this request.

How to respond

There are several ways you can respond.


The easiest and quickest way to respond is to complete the online form.

You will need to enter your two part security code. This code will be found on the form sent to you by post. Once accepted, you will then be asked to confirm your household residents (only their names and nationalities) and then click submit.


You can complete the paper form and post it back to us in the envelope provided (postage is free).


If nothing has changed you can call 0800 197 9871, you will be asked to enter your two part security code found on the letter sent.


If nothing has changed you can text NOCHANGE followed by your security code to 80212.

Key dates

  • 26th July 2019 - We sent out the Household Enquiry form to all households in the district.
  • 30th August 2019 - Reminder forms were sent out
  • 4th October 2019 - We started door-knocking on households that had not responded

By responding to the Household Enquiry Form, you're not automatically registered to vote. If you add anyone new to your Household Enquiry Form we send out a separate registration form to vote, alternatively you can register to vote on the GOV.UK website.

Please see the Final analysis of the district on publication [52KB] , published on 1st December 2018

If you have any questions on elections or registering to vote please see our register to vote page.

Please see our Canvass FAQ page for commonly asked questions