Annual Canvass 2020

Every year between July and November we send a form to every household to check we have the correct people registered to vote.

Central Government has now reformed the way in which the Annual Canvass is conducted. 

In June, data from the electoral register was sent to Central Government to match against their records.  If all data for a property matched, the form that will be sent will ask for details to be checked.  If all details are still correct a response will not be required.  However, if changes are needed a response will required.

If some or all records for a property did not match, then a response to the form that will be sent is required.

This year's canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation.  We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing. If we require a response for your property, we kindly ask you to please consider responding either online, by telephone or texting wherever possible.

The easiest way to respond is online. You will need your two part security code which is printed on your form for any method of response.

Full details on how to respond, if applicable, will be provided on the front of the form sent.  Please read this carefully.  It is extremely important that if your letter asks you to respond that you do it as quickly as possible. This will save NKDC money as we will not have to print and send required reminders, nor ask a canvasser to visit or telephone someone at your property (which legislation requires for non-responders).