Annual household canvass

Every autumn, by law, the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) must prepare a revised register of electors, for publication on 1 December. The annual canvass runs from July until November and residents are contacted throughout this time to confirm who should be registered at their address so we can check this matches the information we hold, or if new residents need to be encouraged to register.

We contact properties using several methods such as email, paper forms and telephone. Before we send a letter, we send emails to try and encourage electronic responses to reduce the amount of paper we send out as this is better for the environment.

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