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Annual Canvass

Each year we write to every household to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to inform us of any changes. This year, as part of the Government’s canvass reform programme, we will be using data and electronic communication, such as email and text messaging, to make the process simpler.

This means you may receive a text, email or letter from us asking you to check who we have registered and tell us about any changes.

Email and text messages are due to be sent from the 21st August using the Government's GOV.UK Notify service (

This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing. Please consider responding online, by telephone or text message wherever possible.

The quickest and simplest way to respond is online, using the Elecreg website details and two part security code on your canvass letter, email or text message.

The next scheduled elections are in May 2021. You may wish to consider applying to vote by post, rather than voting in person at a polling station. If you wish to do this; please respond to the annual canvass by following the guidance on your canvass communication letter, email or text message.