Annual Canvass – updating your details
The Annual Canvass for 2020 to 2021 has now started
Each year the Elections Office is required to write to every household in the city to confirm whether the details on the electoral register are correct.
At the beginning of August 2020, the Elections Office started contacting all residential properties in the city to ask residents to confirm who is currently living there and is eligible to vote.
During October and November, personal canvassers will be visiting properties we have not yet had a response from to try and gather this information. Staff have been provided with tablets and PPE, and have been instructed to stick to current Public Health guidance about social distancing and staying safe.
Some households have been communicated with by email. You may therefore have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Birmingham City Council asking you to check and either, confirm or update the details we hold about who is eligible to vote in your household. Please be assured that this email is genuine.
If you have any queries, you can email us at email@example.com or contact our helpline on 0121 303 2731.
For more information about electoral registration and elections, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/elections.