Each year Blaby District Council is required to undertake an Annual Canvass of all households in the District to check that the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.
Annual Canvass 2017
This years annual canvass commenced in August 2017 and the revised register of electors was published on 1st December 2017.
Household Enquiry Forms (HEFs) and/or Invitations to Register (ITRs) were sent to all households and individuals in the District. The HEF enabled households to confirm details of individuals residing at the property (who are eligible for registration) and the ITRs were sent to individuals to confirm their identity prior to them being confirmed on the electoral register. It is a legal requirement for households and individuals to confirm details relating to the HEF and ITR.
The Register of Electors is often used to confirm an individual's address, especially if they are applying for credit such as a mortgage, personal loan or even a mobile telephone. If you are not registered you will probably be refused credit as well as losing your right to have your say via the ballot box.
What do I need to do?
It is important to remember to register if you move (even if you move within Blaby district you will still need to register again at the new address), it is not automatic and it is not linked to updates on Council Tax.
To register online please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
You need to be included on the register if you are:
18 and over
British, Irish, European or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
16 and 17 year olds
residing within Blaby District
Please do not assume that because you were registered last year that your name will be automatically included in this year's register. Also, being on the Council Tax Register does not automatically mean that you are on the Register of Electors, the two registers contain different information.
If you know you are not registered you should register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
If you require a form or need help or advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org (confirming your name, address and contact details) or speak to a member of the Electoral Services Team on 0116 272 7560.
List of eligible countries
Register to Vote (apply online)