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Annual Canvass Of The Register Of Electors (Updating your details)

The electoral canvass takes place every year. It is used to ensure that the data we have on the register of electors is accurate and up to date.

The Annual Electoral Canvass 2018

The next annual canvass will begin in August 2018.

The Household Enquiry Form

Starting each August, Basildon Council's Electoral Services team will hand deliver an annual canvass Household Enquiry Form to all residential properties in the borough, asking residents to confirm who is currently living in the property and who is eligible to vote.

The Household Enquiry Form is not the same as a voter registration form but you DO need to complete it. The information you provide on the form will inform us of anyone in your household who is, or who has become, eligible to vote but has not yet registered. We will send out an invitation to register to anyone resident at your property who is, or who has become, eligible to vote but who has not yet registered.

Reminders - If we do not receive a reply to our initial Household Enquiry Form we will send reminder forms.  

Personal Visits - If we do not receive a reply to the Household Enquiry Form reminders, an official canvasser will visit your property to help us complete the canvass.  The canvasser will have official Basildon Council identification.

If the details shown on your Household Enquiry Form are up to date

If all the details shown on your Household Enquiry Form are correct and up to date then all you have to do is to confirm this by any of the following methods:

  • Online:  Submit your confirmation online at www.householdresponse.com/basildon.
  • By Freephone: Call the Household Enquiry Form confirmation line on Freephone 0800 197 9871 and follow the instructions.
  • By phone text message: Text NOCHANGE followed by the security code on your Household Enquiry Form to 80212.
  • By post: Complete the form and send it back to us in the prepaid reply envelope supplied.

Once you have confirmed that the details shown on your Household Enquiry Form are correct and up to date, we won't write to you again until next year's canvass.

If the details shown on your Household Enquiry Form are NOT up to date

If all the details shown on your Household Enquiry Form are incorrect or out of date then all you have to do is send us the correct up to date details by any of the following methods:

  • Online: Submit the correct information online at www.householdresponse.com/basildon.
  • By post: Complete the form with the correct information and send it back to us in the prepaid reply envelope supplied. (If anyone has moved out of the property but their details are still on the form, please cross out their name before sending the form back to us).

Once you have submitted the correct information, we won't write to you again until next year's canvass.

Further information and enquiries

  • For further information and enquiries please contact the Electoral Services Team, see contact details below...
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