The Annual Canvass

Each year the Electoral Registration Officer must conduct an annual canvass to ensure the electoral register is accurate and complete.

All households in Redbridge will receive a letter from the council asking residents to check that the electoral register information for their address is correct. The letter will list those who are currently registered to vote so you can check that we have the correct details for your address.

If we do not receive a response to a form and information is still required from your household, one of our electoral registration canvassers may visit your address to collect the required information. If there is no answer when they visit your address, they will leave one of our ‘Household Voter Registration’ calling cards. Please respond as soon as possible, as the canvasser may have to visit again if a prompt response is not received.


All the details are correct, what do I need to do?

Please read the form carefully and take action as requested.  You may need to respond even if all the information on the letter is correct.  


The details are incomplete or need amending, what do I need to do?

Please make any amendments using the online form by entering the security codes provided on the letter.


I am currently registered to vote but would like to do this remotely in future, instead of at a polling station. What do I need to do?

To apply to vote by post, download the form

If you do not have access to a printer you can email providing your name and address so that we can post a form to you.


I'm listed on the form but my name has changed, what do I need to do?

If your name has changed, you can scan and email a copy of your change of name document, deed poll or marriage certificate to


Registering to vote

Please note that the letters and canvass forms are not registration forms.  Anyone added to the details pre-printed on your letter or form will also need to register individually online.


Applying to be a Canvasser 

If you are interested in becoming a canvasser for the annual canvass 2023, please see the job description and personal specification, advert and application form.

Canvassers Required Web Ad (PDF 83KB)

Canvasser Application Form 2023 (PDF 134KB)

Canvasser JD and Person Spec 2023 (PDF 81KB)

Canvasser Payment 2023 (PDF 76 KB)


Electoral Services contact

Address and contact details: