Annual canvass

Each year, we are legally required to carry out an annual canvass to make sure the electoral register is up to date.

The annual canvass allows us to update information about who is living at each address, including any 16- or 17-year-olds. This information is then used to invite unregistered residents to register to vote and to remove names of those who no longer live at the address.

Any changes made to the electoral register during the household canvass will take effect once the revised Register of Electors is published on 1 December 2023.

How it works

Between 18 July and 2 October, we will be sending a letter to every household asking residents to check the information is correct, even if you have recently registered to vote. The letter will be sent via Royal Mail post and addressed to ‘The Occupier’.

Please check if the information on the form is correct or if there are any changes to be made.

If you receive the blue form below, you must respond even if there are no changes.

Blue canvass form

If you receive the black and white form below, you do not need to respond if there are no changes.

Black and white canvass form

How to respond

You can respond using one of the following options:

The quickest and easiest way to confirm your details, or let us know about any changes is online at Household Response - Enfield. You will need your postcode and the security code printed on the letter you will receive. Once you have logged in, you can confirm if the information is correct or make any changes.

If you do not complete the information promptly, we may also call you, send reminders by post or visit your home to make sure we get a response.

For more information, see registering to vote.

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