Annual Canvass of Properties
You can vote in elections and referendums only if your name appears in the Register of Electors.
An annual canvass of all the properties in the borough is carried out each summer/autumn to ensure that the information we hold is as complete and accurate as possible.
Household Enquiry forms were delivered to each residential property to check who was currently living at the property and was eligible to register to vote. Where no response was received, reminders were sent and electoral services canvassers called at properties to collect the outstanding information.
Residents were able to respond to the canvass by internet, telephone, SMS or by completion of the Household Enquiry Form and returning it in the pre-paid envelope.
The annual canvass has now concluded but anyone eligible to register to vote who is not currently registered can make an application under Individual Electoral Registration.
The revised Register of Electors was published on 1st December 2016.