Changes to service for annual canvass

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020

Every year, BCP Council asks all households within the area to check who is eligible to register to vote (this is part of our annual canvass).

This year between June and September you may receive an email from us instead (BCP Council Electoral Services) with "Act now so BCP Council can check who is eligible to be registered to vote at your address" as the subject.

It will ask you to confirm your details at and include:

  • your security codes
  • steps on how to access your household details.

Only those households we hold an email address for will be sent an email. If we do not hold an email address for a property, residents will still be contacted by post.

Matt Pitcher, Head of Elections, Land Charges & Registration Services said:

“Using the Government notifying service enables us to quickly contact residents via email for the first time, for those households we hold details on. However, this method looks slightly different to our usual correspondence and we would like to reassure you that it is a genuine request from BCP Council to all those wishing to ensure they are registered to vote. There was an issue with the format of the date in the email and responses should be submitted by 9 July 2020”.