Annual canvass

The annual canvass process helps us update your household information on our Electoral Register. This means you will be eligible to vote in any future elections.

Further information

Why have I received a Household Enquiry Form?

You will have received a Household Enquiry Form (HEF) as part of the annual canvas. This is a kind of survey carried out every year in order to make sure that the register of electors (persons who vote) is kept up to date.

The annual canvass is carried out by sending a HEF to every household in Leicester. The form will be addressed to the occupier and will contain details of all those in the household who are registered to vote.

Each household is required by law to make sure that the details on the form are correct; if you do not provide the information requested or accurately, you could be fined £1,000. 

Do I need to do anything if details have not changed?

Yes. You must confirm with us that your details have not changed.

What to do if the information needs changing?

You can let us know if you need to add, remove or amend someone's name. Remember you must include any 16, 17 or 18 year olds too. 

What sort of changes do I need to tell you about?

You will need to tell us if someone is listed on your HEF but has moved away, or someone has moved into the property and is not listed on the HEF. 

What is the deadline to respond to the HEF?

You need to respond to the HEF as soon as possible.