Annual Electoral Canvass

Every year, by law, we carry out a canvass of the borough to ensure that the electoral register is up-to-date.

Each year, you are asked to check the details on the Electoral Register for your address.

In August, forms will be delivered to every residential property in the Borough.

As well as confirming details of people eligible to vote, the electoral register is an important source for credit reference agencies.  People not listed on the electoral register often find it difficult to obtain credit.

The current register has been matched against the Department of Work and Pensions records and Council Tax data. 

Most properties have matched against these records and so will not need to respond to the form they receive if there are no changes to be made to the pre-printed information included. The form and accompanying leaflet advises you how to make changes if needed.

Where property details have not matched, residents must respond to the annual canvass form to confirm if the pre-printed information is correct or if changes are needed. 

If changes need to be made, you can make them by completing and returning the form in the prepaid envelope, or you can use the online link on the form to make changes (you will need the security codes at the bottom of the form to do this). You can also make changes by email or telephone – details are on your form.

If names are to be added (including 16 and 17-year-olds), the new people must register online. 

Please review and complete the form as soon as possible if changes need to be made.

For further information, please call 0151 443 2222, or you can send an email.

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