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Annual canvass

Each year we write to all households to ensure everybody who is eligible to vote is registered and that our records are correct.

Local authorities must complete an annual canvass of electors. This ensures the register is accurate and residents can exercise their democratic right to vote.

We begin our canvass in July. Every household in the borough will receive a letter regarding their details on the electoral register. Read your letter carefully and respond if required.

Responding to the annual canvass

Your letter will tell you whether your household needs to respond.

By responding you will be declaring that the information in the letter is true. If you do not live at the address, you will need to tell us who you are, for example, the landlord.

You will need the security code on your canvass letter to make any changes.

The easiest way to respond is online, whether you are confirming your details or reporting changes.

If you do not respond to the letter, we will send reminders to you.

Registering to vote

Members of your household can register to vote online.

If they do not register online, they will be sent a registration form.

Registering to vote means that you can have your say in elections. It is also important for your credit score, and for receiving loans and mortgages.

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