Annual canvass of properties
You can vote in elections and referendums only if your name appears in the Register of Electors.
A revised Register of Electors is published at the beginning of December each year, based on information relating to those persons eligible to be registered and currently resident at properties in the Borough. The register is the basis of our democracy, so an accurate register is very important.
The information is gathered through the 'Annual Canvass of Properties'. Letters and forms were delivered to every residential property in the Borough during August 2020 and householders were able to respond by a variety of methods, including online, by freephone, SMS, or completing and returning the Household Enquiry Form. Where a response was required and remained outstanding, Electoral Services Canvassers contacting households by phone, email or by door knocking to gain the information to complete the canvass.
Although the 2020 Annual Canvass has now concluded, anyone not registered to vote can still make an application for registration by going online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Electors can also notify us of any changes relating to their details - contact the Electoral Services Team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the help line on 01277 312708 or 01277 312500. Please note that we are currently working remotely, so you should leave your contact details and a member of the team will respond to you once we have received your query.