Annual canvass

In order to be able to vote in any election or referendum you must be registered.

We have completed the delivery of the annual voter registration canvass asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

Follow-up visits to those addresses where there has been no response will start on 6th September.

The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

If the form says you must respond, or you need to update any information on it, please visit and follow the instructions.

Residents who have any questions can contact the electoral services team on 01282 477261 or 477263.

The annual canvass is a statutory duty carried out by all councils across the country.

Registering to vote

You can register to vote at any time of the year. It’s quick and easy to do so – all you need is your National Insurance number. 

How do I register?

  • Go to
  • Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You’ll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
  • Look out for a confirmation to say you’re registered.