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Register to vote

Household enquiry form (annual canvass) - change to service

Every year we ask all properties to check who is eligible to register to vote (this is part of our annual canvass).

This year between June and September you may receive an email from us (BCP Council Electoral Services) with ‘Act now so BCP Council can check who is eligible to be registered to vote at your address’ as the subject.

It will ask you to confirm your details at, and include:

  • your security codes
  • steps on how to access your household details

Not everyone will be sent an email, some residents will still be contacted by post.

To be sent a form to register

Please contact Electoral Services on 01202 633097 and they will either take your details over the phone or send you an Individual Registration Form.

If you have received a Household Enquiry Form for your property

Please follow the instructions on the form and respond online, alternatively you can add, delete or amend any details on the form and return it to us. We will then invite each new individual to register to vote or take steps to delete those no longer resident.

If you don't respond to the Household Enquiry form, you'll be sent a reminder. You may also receive a canvasser visit during the door-knocking stage.

Please help us to keep costs down by responding promptly.

If you need to make changes to your registration

You have moved

Your name has changed

  • call our helpline on 01202 633097 (during office hours) 
  • email us at email us at 

    and we will send you a form. Please note you will need to provide us with a copy of proof of your change of name.

You wish to opt out of the open register

Your information will be added to the two registers unless you wish to be removed from the open register. You can opt out of the open register by:

See information on elections or to cancel, amend or apply for a postal or proxy vote. 

Monthly Updates and Statutory Dates for Applications for Registration

You can apply to be included in the Register of Electors at any time. If your application is successful, you'll be added at the next monthly update.

If we get your application form by…

Your details will be changed on…

Thursday 7th February 2019

Friday 1st March 2019

Friday 8th March 2019

Monday 1st April 2019

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Friday 10th May 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Friday 7th June 2019

Monday 1st July 2019

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019

Friday 9th August 2019

Monday 2nd September 2019

There are no monthly updates during October and November because all households are asked to give their information to the Electoral Registration Officer during the Annual Canvass period.
A Full Electoral Register will be published by 1st December 2019.


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