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Annual household canvass

We have started our annual canvass to ensure that the electoral register is complete and accurate. Use this page to find out what is involved.

What the annual household canvass means

Every year, we contact all residential properties in Bath and North East Somerset to check who is eligible to register to vote. In September, you will receive a letter from us, with the details of who is registered to vote at your property.

How to respond

Some households will need to respond to the canvass letter, while others will not. Read the letter carefully to check if the household details on it are correct, and whether you need to respond.

Respond online

The easiest way to respond is online. Use our official household response website. You will need to have this information ready:

  • Your postcode
  • The unique security code on your canvass letter

Other ways you can respond

By phone
Call our helpline on 01225 477333.

By email
Send us a message at

By post 
Send your letter to us at:

Electoral Services
High Street

What happens next

By responding to your canvass letter, you are informing us of the names of the people at the property who should be on the register of electors. 

If you add someone to your household response, they will receive a form inviting them to register to vote. They can also register to vote online on the GOV.UK website. 

If you delete anyone from your household, their name will be removed from the register of electors.

Publication of the updated register

An updated register of electors is published on 1 December each year.