Household Electoral Registration Canvass

Each year we write to every household in the borough to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to inform us of any changes.

The canvass takes place each year between August and November, ready for the new electoral register to be published on 1 December.  Each household will be contacted and will receive either:

  • an email;
  • a letter or form.

You must read the information you receive carefully, as it will give details of what you need to do, if anything. If you have to respond, please do so as soon as possible to avoid us having to send you reminders.

Email Correspondence

Emails are usually sent in August.  The address the email will be sent from is 

The email will include a link to the Broxtowe Borough Council online response service and the unique security code details for your address to confirm or update the details for your household.

Correspondence by Letter

Households we contact by letter should receive correspondence by mid September.  The letter will show the details currently held on the electoral register.

Respond Online

If the email, letter or form you receive tells you that you MUST respond, please consider updating or confirming your details online as soon as possible using the Broxtowe Borough Council online response service (opens in a new window).  This is a secure website run on behalf of the Council and other local authorities and is available between August and November when the canvass is taking place.

All the details you will need to use the service will be provided on your email/letter.  

If you add an elector to your household, they will also need to complete an application to register to vote online (opens in a new window).

If you do not respond

If you do not respond as requested you may receive a visit from one of our canvassers to ask you to confirm your household details. This is still a challenging time for public health and we will ensure that we take account of public health guidelines.  Canvassers will only visit properties if it is safe to do so.

View our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information about the Annual Household Registration Canvass.

Electoral Services
tel: 0115 917 3294