Annual canvass and Household Notification Letters

Household Notification Letters

In February, our Elections team wrote to every residential property in the district to confirm who is on the electoral register at that address. This will help make sure the correct information is on The Electoral Register for the district council and parish council elections taking place on 2 May 2019, and any other election or referendum which may be called in the near future.

What do I need to do?

If there are no changes to your Household Notification Letter (HNL) you DO NOT need to send the form back. 

If you need to make changes to the details on your HNL (for example, to add or remove names) please go to This link will take you to an external website...

You will require your security codes which are included on your HNL.

Annual canvass and Household Enquiry Form

Each Autumn, we send a Household Enquiry Form to all properties in the district to check who is eligible to register to vote. By law you must respond to this form – we ask that people do this online via

A revised Electoral Register is then published in December.

If you don’t respond to this form, we will send you reminder notices and you could also receive a visit from a member of our staff who will ask you to confirm the details.

In the Spring we then send another letter to confirm that the details are still up to date.  At this stage we only need to hear back from people whose information is incorrect.

If you have questions about the annual canvass or household enquiry form please contact our Elections team. 

Last reviewed: 03 - 10 - 2019

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