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Annual canvass

Please note that with effect from May 2023 voters will be required to show photographic identity in the polling stations, further information can be found on our website at

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
  • email
  • 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 email or 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

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

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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