Electoral Services Office
The Electoral Services Department is responsible for producing the Annual Register of Electors, sometimes called the Voters’ Roll, of all residents who are eligible to vote.
You can register at any time throughout the year as the register is updated every month, however, most people in Great Britain register between September and November every year when the local council delivers a registration form direct to your home. This is called the annual canvass.
This year the annual canvass has been brought forward because of the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections which will be held on November 15th 2012. Therefore the forms will be sent out from the 11th of July onwards.
This is a household form that should be completed and returned giving details of all the adults who will be living at the property on 15th October. The Register compiled from the returned forms will be published on the 16th October instead of the previous date of 1st December. Thereafter and throughout 2013 the monthly rolling registration procedure shall remain continuous.
Households where there has been no change to the names previously registered are able to confirm their details by phone, internet or text by following instructions on the form.
If there are any changes to be made then the form has to be returned to the Electoral Services.