Every year the elections office is required by law to confirm whether the details we hold on the electoral register for every household in the District are correct. This is known as the annual canvass.
This year’s annual canvass will be carried out between July and November to ensure the electoral register is updated for publication on 1 December 2022.
This year’s canvass uses the following methods of communication:
- SMS text
- Paper form
- Canvassers door knocking
Canvassers will only door knock properties where we have tried other communication methods.
We require a response even if you have recently registered or your details are held with Council Tax.
How to complete your canvass
You only need to respond if the letter states you must or if the details are incorrect. To respond you will need the 2 security codes shown on your form.
How to respond
We only need one response per household, once a person has completed the online form at the link below, access will be denied to other members of your household. If you are timed out of the website, try later in the day.
- Visit the website here
- Enter your unique security codes
- Update you household information and submit
If nothing has changed:
- Text the two parts of your security code with a space in between to 07786 209409 or
- Call 0808 284 1509 (24 hours) and when prompted enter part 1 and part 2 of your security code
If you add any new people they will also need to complete a registration application. They can do this online here. We will send each new person a form and reminders if they do not apply online.
Other ways to respond
If you have changes and would prefer not to respond online, you can call us on 01653 600666 and we will take the information over the phone.
For detail on privacy, please visit here.