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Annual Canvass

Every household is being sent a Household Enquiry Form (HEF). The purpose of the letter is to check who lives at your address, so we can make sure the electoral register is accurate. The information you provide will enable us to send a separate individual registration form to the people who need to register to vote.

Responding is quick and easy and you should do this as soon as possible. If you don't respond early you will receive reminders or a personal visit from a canvasser. Responding to the form is a legal requirement and if you don't you could be fined up to £1,000.

Updating your details

If anyone listed on the HEF is not living at your address, their name should be clearly crossed out.

The name and nationality of everyone aged over 16 who is resident and eligible to register to vote should be added if they are missing.

What happens next

If you have confirmed that the details on your HEF are correct then you don't have to do anything further. If you have added any new names to your form then these people will receive an additional form inviting them to register to vote. By completing this invitation to register they will:

  • be able to vote
  • improve their credit rating
  • ensure they have access to council services
  • avoid a fine


  • Modified: Aug 19, 2016 10:00:49 AM