Annual Canvass for the Register of Electors

Each year we send a Household Enquiry Form to every household in the District. This form lists the eligible voters currently registered at that address, as well as any residents registered as reaching the age of 18 during the next 12 months. We ask you to check and update the details.

Electoral Canvassers required

Temporary Electoral Canvasser application form

Our Democratic Services team is looking for results-driven people to help with the 2019 Canvass of Electors. You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to listen effectively, ask questions sensitively and courteously whilst helping people to respond to our household enquiry online via a mobile hand-held device (tablet). The role involves visiting electors who have not responded to forms received in the post and can be performed on a full or part time basis from early September to mid-November. Working the necessary number of hours flexibly on any day of the week will produce the best results.

Job information

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Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Aidan Gaff
Senior Electoral Services Officer
01444 477073

Please see our Canvass FAQ for further information.

Register of Electors 2019

The electoral canvass begins in early July 2019. Annual Household Enquiry forms will be sent to every residential household in the Mid Sussex District Council area.

You must respond as soon as possible to confirm or change your details. This can be done online or by returning the form. You can also respond by telephone or text message to confirm no change.

Reminder forms will be sent from 19th August 2019 to households where no response has been received. However, it is inevitable that some will cross in the post.

By completing the registration process, you will ensure that you can vote in elections held in 2020.

If you have not received your Household Enquiry form by the 20th July 2019, or if you have a query about who is eligible to register to vote, please contact our helpline during normal office hours on 01444 477003 or email us at

Why should I respond?

The law says that you must respond to the annual electoral canvass.

If you do not, it will not only affect your right to vote, it may also affect your ability to open a bank account, get credit, a loan or a mortgage as the full register is checked by authorised credit agencies.

Do not register only when you need a mortgage or finance – Due to prescribed processes and timings that we must observe by law it can take several weeks before your entry is visible to credit agencies.

Don't delay - You can save time and expense to the taxpayer and avoid receiving reminders and personal visits by responding to the canvass form promptly after you have received it in July.

The revised Register of Electors will be published by 1st December 2019 and you must respond no later than the 16th November 2019 to be included.

If you do not register during the canvass, you can still apply to have your name added to the register. Electors are added on a monthly basis except in September, October and November.

Annual Canvass prize draw

If you respond to the Annual Canvas by:

You will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £50 John Lewis/Waitrose vouchers. Terms & Conditions below

Terms and Conditions for the Annual Canvass Prize Draw

Last updated: 29 July 2019