Annual Canvass

Each year we are required to undertake an Annual Canvass of all households in the District to check that the information held on the electoral register is correct.

We may contact you in a variety of ways including by email, post and telephone. 

Annual Canvass 2022

We will be sending correspondence to your address from the beginning of July to check that the details held on the electoral register are up-to-date.

Key dates

The Annual Canvass began on 1 July 2022

  • Canvass emails were sent from 7 July 2022
  • Initial letters were sent from 26 July 2022
  • Reminder Canvass forms will be sent from 26 August
  • Door knockers will begin visiting properties from October 

How should I respond?

If you receive an email:

  • Click on the link provided
  • Type in your security codes
  • Complete and amend the information as necessary, and then submit the form

If you do not respond to the email, a paper form will be sent to your address.

If you receive a letter: 

The letter will contain instructions telling you whether you need to respond. 

If you are required to respond, or need to update any of the information given on the form, there are three ways to do so:

  • Online via the Household Response website linked below 
  • Amend and send the letter to Electoral Services, Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP
  • By text - If no changes need to be made, text 'NOCHANGE' followed by your security code to 80212
  • By phone - If no changes need to be made, call 0800 197 9871 and when prompted enter your security codes

Please remember:

  • 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 below to ensure all eligible adults are registered at the new address (if you receive a canvass form you need to respond to it and then you will need to register using the link below).

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 that you are not registered, visit the Government's Register to Vote page linked below

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

  • 18 years old and over
  • British, Irish, European or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • 16 and 17 year olds (although you will not be able to vote until you are 18 years old)
  • 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 2022
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