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Annual canvass - household enquiry form

Complete the annual canvass - household enquiry form

What is the Canvass

From 21st August 2017 Household Enquiry Forms will be posted out to all households in Nuneaton and Bedworth. Look out for your form arriving on your doorstep. 

We are required to write to each household as part of an Annual Canvass to confirm that the information we have on the Electoral Register for that property is correct.   

It is a legal requirement for the owner or occupier to provide the information requested; if you don’t you could be fined £1,000.

What do I need to do?


Choose only ONE of the three options - you will need the two security numbers printed on the letter: 

Complete the household enquiry form

By phone - To confirm NO CHANGES call: 0800 197 9871 (you will need your 2 part security code)
By post -Use the pre-paid envelope enclosed with your form


For example, someone has moved away or moved in; choose only ONE of the two options: 

Complete the form online  - you will need the two part security numbers printed on the letter

By post -Amend the details as instructed in the letter and return it using the pre-paid envelope enclosed. (You do not have to return the form if you have used the online service)

What happens next if you:

  • Confirm there are no changes - we won't write to you again until the next canvass. 
  • Inform us of new people - we will send each person an "invitation to register" which can be completed online.  You must complete this form if you wish to be registered on the electoral roll. 

PLEASE NOTE: completing the HEF does not mean you are registered. You will need to complete the invitation to register form or register individually online at

  • Confirm someone has moved away - we will send the person a further letter to clarify this. By law we are required to have two pieces of evidence to remove someone from the electoral register. 
  • Don’t reply - a reminder will be sent and, if necessary, a further two reminders. If you don't reply after all the reminders, we will visit your property to help complete the canvass.

What the law says...
The law says that you must provide us information as part of the annual canvass. Failure to respond could result in you being unable to vote at future elections and being fined.


Last updated Monday, 17th July 2017

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