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Annual canvass

The annual canvass process helps us update your household information on our electoral register. This means you will be eligible to vote in any future elections.

Why have you contacted me about the electoral register?

You have received a letter, email or a text message as part of the annual canvass. This is a kind of survey carried out every year to make sure that the register of electors (persons who vote) is kept up to date.

We contact every household in Leicester. The letter, email or text contains details of all those in the household who are registered to vote.

Each household is required by law to make sure that the details on the form are correct. If you do not provide the information requested or accurately, you could be fined £1,000. 

What do I need to do?

Follow the instructions on your letter, email or text message. You may not need to do anything if your details have not changed.

What if the information needs changing?

You can let us know if you need to add, remove or amend someone's name. Remember you must include any 16, 17 or 18 year olds too. Visit the Household response website – you will need the security code shown in our communication to you.

What sort of changes do I need to tell you about?

You will need to tell us if someone is listed in your household but has moved away, or someone has moved into the property and is not listed. 

What is the deadline to respond?

You need to respond as soon as possible.