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I've received an annual canvass household enquiry form

You will have received a canvass communication as part of the ‘annual canvass’. This is carried out every year in order to make sure that the register of electors is up-to-date when the revised version is published on December 1.

The form will be addressed to The Occupier and will contain the details of all those in the household who are registered to vote.

Each household is required by law to make sure the details on the form are correct.

If you receive a Canvass communication A (CCA) and all the details are correct, no response is required, unless you need to amend the detail.

If you receive a Canvass communication B (CCB) a response is required either to confirm the content is accurate or to make any changes.

All eligible residents need to be included on the CCA or CCB.

Eligible residents are:

  • people who are aged 16 years or over (although they will not be able to vote until they are 18) 
  • British, Irish or EU citizens, or 
  • A Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK

You can do this online, using the special code on the front of your CCA or CCB.

Reply to the annual canvass online

You can also use the contact number on the CCA or CCB.

If you don't respond, we will send reminders by post to collect the information.

Failure to provide the information could result in a fine of up to £1,000.