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Annual Canvass 2023

What the annual canvass is and how to respond

Each year the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) has a legal requirement to contact all households in the local authority to check that the data we hold on the electoral register is accurate.

Households will be contacted by email or post. Not all households are contacted at the same time during the canvass.

Following the annual canvass the Electoral register is re-published on 1 December 2023.

How to respond

Your email or form will contain instructions on how to respond.

  • if you need to tell us about a change you can do so online through the  household response (opens new window) website  or by returning the form.
  • if all of the information is correct you can confirm the information by text, phone, online or by returning the form.

It is quicker and easier to respond online on the household response (opens new window) website. This is a secure online site. You will need the security codes and your postcode provided on your email or form to submit a response.

What happens next

Once you have replied to the canvass communication the changes will be made on the Electoral Register.

Responding to the canvass form does not register you to vote. If you add anyone to a form they will be sent an email or a form with instructions on how to register to vote. Registering to vote is quicker and easier online at (opens new window). You will need your national insurance number.

Frequently asked questions

Contact us


Electoral Services
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN

Email (opens new window)


0300 456 0112

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