Annual voter canvass 2021

From August 2021, Newham Electoral Services will be carrying out a canvass of all properties in the borough, in order to ensure that we have the correct voters registered at each property. We will do this by contacting every address.

  • If we hold an email address on our records you may receive an email from [email protected]
  • If we hold a mobile phone number on our records, you may receive a SMS text message from ‘LBNewham’
  • We may also contact you by post.

Please note, we will be contacting properties in different phases, so not all addresses will receive something from us at the same time.

Received an email or SMS for an address you no longer live at?

If you have received something from us regarding an address at which you are no longer resident, please email [email protected] so we can begin the process of removing your details from our records.

How to respond

The quickest and easiest way to respond to your form is online on the Household update sevice on the household response website. You need the security codes on the form or email we sent to complete this.

Where possible please use the online response service, as this will save the council money. If you do not have access to a phone or the internet, you can complete the form and return it by post to Civica Election Services, London N81 1ER.

Please respond straightaway. If we don’t receive a prompt response, we are required to send reminders and employ canvassers to visit your property, which costs the council money.

What happens once a new name has been provided on the form or website?

Where new names are provided, a registration form will be sent by post or emailed to those eligible to register to vote. These names will not be included in the electoral register until the individuals have made successful applications to register to vote. There is no need to wait for the individual registration form to be sent. Any new residents who are eligible to vote should register to vote on the website as soon as possible.

Purpose of the annual canvass

By law, we must contact every residential address each year. This provides us with updated information about who is living at each address (including any 16 or 17 year olds). This information is then used to invite unregistered residents to register to vote, and to remove names of electors who are no longer living at the address.

Additions and Amendments made to the electoral register during the household canvass will take effect upon publication of the revised Register of Electors on the 1 December 2020.