An updated electoral register must be published each year, following the conclusion of the annual canvass of all residential properties to establish who is eligible to vote. This consultation seeks views on detailed proposals for the modernisation of the annual canvass in England, Scotland and Wales, to be implemented in 2020. The proposals include using data matching (using both national and local data) at the start of the canvass to identify those properties where it is likely that the occupiers remain the same.
This consultation from the Cabinet Office runs from 5 October to 30 November 2018.
Consultations: Proposals for the reform of the annual canvass