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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, we are continuing with the Government’s canvass reform programme, 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 13th August using the Government's GOV.UK Notify service (

This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place as covid restrictions are being relaxed, but we will still work to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines. 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.