Monthly alterations are provided to credit reference agencies and political parties
Every year in July, the Electoral Services department sends a Household Enquiry Form to each household in the district. This is called the ‘Annual Canvass’.
The revised Register of Electors will be published by 1st December and you must respond no later than the 17th November to be included.
Please note: If you miss the November deadline you can still apply and your name will be added to the register at the next monthly update.
How do I change my name on the register?
Change your name by completing a Change of name form.
You will need to supply evidence of the change with the completed form.
What happens to my information after I’ve registered?
We will only use the information you give us for electoral purposes. Personal contact details such as telephone numbers and email addresses are not included in the electoral register.
We will not give personal information about you and the other people in your household to anyone else unless we have to by law.
We keep two registers:
The Electoral Register
- Political parties, candidates and their agents for election purposes
- Law enforcement for the prevention and detection of crime
- HM Courts Service for the random selection of citizens for jury service
- Credit referencing purposes
The Open Register
The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.
Your name will be included in the open register unless you ask for it to be removed.
You can find out more information on both registers on the register to vote page.