Annual Canvass

By law, the Electoral Registration Officer is required to undertake an Annual Canvass of all households in the borough every year, to check that the information on the electoral register is as accurate and up to date as possible. If requested, it is a legal requirement for residents to confirm details relating to their property.

For the Annual Canvass in 2021, Canvass Communications will be sent out in Haringey between July and November. The information received is used to update the Register of Electors that is published in December.

The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

All eligible residents need to be included on the form.

Eligible residents are:

  • people who are aged 16 years or over (although they will not be able to vote until they are 18)
  • British, Irish or EU citizens, or
  • a Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK

The form allows residents to inform the Haringey Electoral Services office about:

  • electors who no longer live in the property
  • new residents at the address
  • people who will become 18 the following year
  • any corrections or changes needed to resident’s details.

A form will be sent to every property in the borough with the details of residents currently registered to vote at the property.

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How do I complete my annual canvass form?

Legislation around the annual canvass has changed. This means we no longer require a response to the canvass from every property.

The form we send you will tell you whether we need a response from your property.

The quickest and easiest way to do this is online. Details about how you do this securely will be provided on the form.

Online

Click on the button below and enter your unique security code.

You will be prompted on the first page for your Part 1 Security Code and Part 2 Security Code – these are printed in Box 2 on the front of your form.Haringey Council Household Response Service

Phone

Call 0800 197 9871 to make an automated response.

You will be asked for your Part 1 Security Code and Part 2 Security Code – these are printed in Box 2 on the front of your form.

Post

If we need a response from your property, we will include a pre-paid envelope for you to post the form back to us, if you cannot reply online or by phone.

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