Annual Canvass

Each year we are required to undertake an Annual Canvass of all households in the District, to check that the information on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

The revised Register of Electors for 2018-19 was published in December.

Household Enquiry Forms and/or Invitations to Register are sent to all households and individuals in the District. Enquiry Forms enable households to confirm details of eligible individuals living at the property. Invitations to Register are sent to individuals to confirm their identity before they are confirmed on the electoral register.

Household enquiry forms will be sent out to all households in Blaby District from 8 July 2019. It is a legal requirement for households and individuals to confirm the details on these forms.

Please remember:

  • You should respond even if there are no changes to make
  • Being registered for Council Tax does not automatically place you on the Register of Electors
  • If you move house you need to register using the link above to ensure all eligible adults are registered at the new address

The Register of Electors is often used to confirm an individual's address, especially if they are applying for credit such as a mortgage, personal loan or even a mobile telephone. If you are not registered you can be refused credit as well as losing your right to vote.

Eligibility 

If you know you are not registered, visit the Government's Register to Vote page.

You need to be included on the register if you are:

  • 18 and over
  • British, Irish, European or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • 16 and 17 year olds
  • residing within Blaby District

If you require a form to register or need help or advice please get in touch with the Electoral Services team using the contact form below.

Last updated 5 September 2019
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