Annual Voter Canvass 2021

We are carrying out the annual voter canvass of all properties in the borough. We do this by contacting every address to ensure that we have the correct voters registered at each property.

  • If we hold an email address on our records you may receive an email from
  • If we hold a mobile phone number on our records, you may receive a SMS text message from ‘GOVUK'
  • We may also contact you by post

Please note, we will be contacting properties in different phases, so not all addresses will receive something from us at the same time.

If you no longer wish to be contacted by email, please unsubscribe.

Received an email or SMS for an address you no longer live at?

If you have received something from us regarding an address at which you are no longer resident, please complete our online form below so we can begin the process of removing your details from our records. 

Request removal from the electoral register.

How to respond

The quickest and easiest way to respond is online at You need the security codes on the form or email we sent to complete this.

Where possible please use the online response service, as this will save the council money. If you do not have access to a phone or the internet, you can complete the form and return it by post to Electoral Services.

Please respond straightaway. If we don’t receive a prompt response, we are required to send reminders and employ canvassers to visit your property, which costs the council money.

What happens once a new name has been provided on the form or website?

Where new names are provided, a registration form will be sent by post or emailed to those eligible to register to vote. These names will not be included in the electoral register until the individuals have made successful applications to register to vote. There is no need to wait for the individual registration form to be sent. Any new residents who are eligible to vote should register to vote (GOV.UK) as soon as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Find the answers to common questions about the annual voter canvass.

Purpose of the Annual Canvass

By law, we must contact every residential address each year. This provides us with updated information about who is living at each address (including any 16 or 17 year olds). This information is then used to invite unregistered residents to register to vote, and to remove names of electors who are no longer living at the address.

Your response may not automatically update information on the electoral register. We will contact you if further action is required.