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'. Household Enquiry Forms are delivered to every residential property in the Borough during August and the law requires that they be completed and returned to the Electoral Registration Officer. Householders were able to respond by a variety of methods, including online, by freephone, SMS, or completing and returning the Household Enquiry Form.
Although the Annual Canvass for 2019 has finished, you can still apply to register to vote by going online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.