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Annual Canvass 2019

Last Modified July 25, 2019

Each year we update the register of electors. This is called the annual canvass. It takes place between July and November. A revised register is then published on 1st December every year. By law we must send a Household Enquiry Form to every residential property in Hertsmere. The aim of this form is to make sure that the information we hold on the current electoral register is up to date. It also helps us to identify any residents who are not registered to vote so that we can invite them to apply.

Residents are asked to look out for the form which will be delivered to your property from 26th July. Residents are encouraged to complete and return the form as soon as possible.

Donald Graham, Electoral Registration Officer for Hertsmere Borough Council says: “It’s really important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Hertsmere. To make sure you are able to have your say in future elections, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.”

The form needs to be completed even if there are no changes to make. This form is not a registration form. If you have recently registered but your details do not appear on the Household Enquiry form, you will still need to complete and return the form.

If you’re not currently registered your name will not appear on the form and you will still need to complete the form and then send it back to us. We will send you information explaining how to register in the post. After you have completed the Household Enquiry form the easiest way to get yourself registered is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

The Household Enquiry form can be completed in the following ways:

If all details on the form remain the same, it is quick and easy to confirm them by using the security codes printed on your form and choosing one of the automated options as follows:

If you are unable to use any of the automated options above, you should complete and send this form back to us in the envelope provided (postage is free).

If you need to change any of the details shown on the form please let us know:


Staff employed by Hertsmere (canvassers) will visit properties that haven’t yet responded to the Household Enquiry form in October. The canvasser will be able to assist where required in completing the form. If you are out when the canvasser calls they will leave a calling card to confirm the date and time of the visit. They will then visit a second time.

Residents who have questions can contact the elections team by email at elections@hertsmere.gov.uk or by telephoning 020 8207 7481.




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