Annual Canvass

Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are required to keep the register of eligible voters up to date.  From July onwards each year, they contact every household to find out if the details on the electoral register are correct.    This is called the annual canvass.  The Wealden annual canvass will start from mid-August. 

Your household may be contacted in different ways, such as by:

  • post
  • email
  • phone
  • knocking on your door

If you need to update your details on the electoral register, it’s important that you respond as soon as you can.  This means reminders don’t have to be sent, and someone does not need to visit you to get this information.

Please contact us if you have any questions by phone on 01892 602417 or email elections@wealden.gov.uk

If you have added someone new when responding to the annual canvass they must complete another step before they are registered to vote. This can be done online at www.gov.uk/register to vote (external link) or by phoning the Council on 01892 602417

 

Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Canvass

The 2020 canvass will run from 1 July 2020 in England and Wales.  (The Wealden canvass will start from mid-August).   EROs are required to do this by law.  It has not been suspended as a result of COVID-19.

When you’re contacted, if you need to make a change to your registration information, please respond as soon as possible.  It will make sure the process runs smoothly.  It also means that there will be no need for additional contact, which is particularly important at the moment.