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Annual electoral register canvas

We seek to ensure that all Westminster residents who are eligible to vote appear on the register of electors.

Published on: 15 January 2021

Last updated: 4 August 2022

The electoral registration officer has to prepare and publish a new register of electors every year.

In previous years we sent a canvass form to every residential address to find out whether any changes needed to be made since the last register publication.

We removed the details of electors who had moved out and added the details of new potential electors. The process has now changed and households will not all receive the same form.

Electors successfully matched against government held records and our held records will receive a confirmation of registration letter, rather than the canvass form of previous years.

Any household not matched by local and government records, will be sent an ordinary household canvass form which they are legally required to respond to. We require a response by 1 September 2022

The last register of electors was published on 1 February 2022, following our polling district review, and forms the basis for voting at all elections and referendums held within the year that the register of electors remains in force.