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 will you be contacting me about the electoral register?

We will be sending out canvass forms in July/August 2024, which you will receive 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 the borough of Melton and the form will contain 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 form. 

Electors who have not responded to the canvass forms will receive a personal visit from a canvasser. Canvassers will have photo identification and a letter of authorisation. 

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.

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 will need to respond by the date provided on the form.

Last updated 11 June 2024
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