Annual enquiry form 2019

Please note: We will be sending an email reminder to all electors who have not yet responded to the Annual Household Enquiry on Friday, 27 September 2019. This email will be sent to electors who have provided us with an email address and will contain details on how to respond to the annual enquiry.

Every year we are required by law to send an annual enquiry form to every household to ensure that the Electoral Register is kept up to date.

Every household has a legal responsibility to respond to this form.

Please remember that you must respond, whether there is a change or not.

This year we have changed the way we are undertaking the annual canvass of households to give residents more options for responding and to save paper and money by moving to more innovative electronic solutions.

There are four stages to the canvass in 2019.

We will be conducting an e-canvass in both Eastbourne and Lewes between 5-14 July 2019. An email will be sent to all electors who have provided us with an email address with details on how to respond to the annual enquiry.

An email reminder will be sent on the 27 September 2019 to all electors who have not yet responded to the household enquiry.

Paper forms will be posted in late July and residents are invited to respond via the methods outlined on the first page of the form.

Eastbourne Borough Council

There will be no first reminder for Eastbourne borough properties. Instead, door to door canvassers will visit non-responding properties.

Lewes District Council

A first reminder will be posted out in late August to non-responding Lewes district properties.

Eastbourne Borough Council

Any Eastbourne borough household which has not responded to the initial form will be visited by one of our door to door canvassers between September and October. This year they will be collecting the household details on electronic tablets rather than the traditional paper form. 

All canvassers will be wearing an Eastbourne Borough Council identity badge and have an official appointment letter. If the canvassers are unable to make contact with the household they will leave a calling card to encourage residents to respond.

Lewes District Council

Any Lewes district household that has not responded will be visited by one of our door to door canvassers with the Final Reminder. This will be from early October.

All canvassers will be wearing a Lewes District Council identity badge and have an official appointment letter. If the canvassers are unable to make contact with the household they will leave a calling card to encourage residents to respond.

This is the final chance for electors to be included in the revised Electoral Register which will be published on 1 December 2019.

If you are concerned about a canvasser, please email or call:

Eastbourne Borough Council

A Final Reminder form will be posted out in early November to non-responding Eastbourne borough properties. This is the last chance for electors to be included in the revised Electoral Register which will be published on 1 December 2019.

Lewes District Council

Any Lewes district household that has not responded will have been visited by one of our door to door canvassers with the Final Reminder from early October.

After responding to the canvass form, anyone not previously listed on the form must take one further step to complete their registration by providing their National Insurance Number.

If you responded to the form online you will have already been given the opportunity to complete your individual registration.

Otherwise you will need to visit GOV.UK register to vote to complete your individual registration.

Or we will send an Invitation to Register form as soon as we become aware of a potential new elector.