Take a minute to update your electoral register details

Published: Monday, 15 August 2016

Each year we have to check who is living at each property in the borough for the purpose of updating the electoral register – this process is known as the Annual Canvass.

During this process we send a form out that surveys each household and checks that the information we have about the occupants is correct. This helps us determine who’s eligible to vote in any upcoming elections and means you don’t miss out on your chance to vote.

A Northampton Borough Council spokesperson said:

“The annual canvassing period is an important part of the democratic process and ensures everyone with a right to vote is registered and given their chance to do so.

“Even if the details we hold are correct and haven’t changed, we still need you to confirm this to us by responding to the form we send out.”

Every household receives a paper form but where no changes are necessary, you will be able to confirm this online, by text, over the phone, or by signing and returning the form in the freepost envelope provided.

If changes are required, you’ll need to send your completed form back to us using the freepost envelope provided.

Failure to return this information can result in a £1,000 fine.

For more information on the annual canvass and how to complete and return the form, go to www.northampton.gov.uk/annualcanvass.