Household Enquiry Canvass

Making sure your details are correct on our electoral register is vital if you are to vote in any local or national elections. That's why every year we send you a form, for you to check and confirm if the details we have are up to date or need changing. This process is what we call the annual canvass and is required by law.

Annual Canvass 2018

We sent out a Household Enquiry form to every residence in the Bradford district in July 2018. The Household Enquiry form is not a registration form, but you do need to complete it. The information you provide will enable us to update the register and send a separate individual registration form to all new residents in your household who are eligible and need to register. Those new residents, not already registered, who are eligible can register online if preferred at

When you receive your form, tell us straight away whether your details are correct or whether they need changing. You have a number of ways to do this:

  • Go online:
  • Call the helpline on 0800 197 9871
  • It’s easy to do, costs less and only takes a few minutes
  • Complete and return the form in the prepaid envelope to Electoral Services

If you do not need to make any changes you can also confirm your details are correct by using our text service. Text NOCHANGE followed by both security codes (on your form) to 80212.

If you don't respond, a canvasser will knock at your door - house to house enquiries will take place from 20 September. Canvassers will be recognisable by a council badge and letter of appointment from Electoral Services.

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