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Annual Canvass – updating your details

The Annual Canvass for 2019 to 2020 is now underway

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.

During the week commencing 19 August 2019, the Elections Office wrote to all residential properties in the city to ask residents to confirm who is currently living there and is eligible to vote. Non-responding properties also received a reminder, which was sent out on 19 September.

Any properties which had not responded to these forms before Tuesday 15 October will now receive a personal visit from a canvasser, who will be out visiting non-responding properties over the next few weeks. Canvassers have tablets which can be used to complete the Household form on the doorstep.

Some households will also receive communication via email. You may therefore receive an email from 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. The email may also be delivered to more than one person in the household, if the Elections Office has been supplied with email addresses for multiple members of the household. However, the system will only accept one response per household.

Please make sure to either send the form back, or follow the instructions on the email, if you have not already done so, as otherwise you may receive a visit from one of our canvassers to try and obtain the information.

If you have been directed to this page from the email communication mentioned above, you can check and confirm your details online. You will need the security codes found on the Household Enquiry Form or in the email to complete the process online.

You will need to respond to this request for information even if there has been no changes to your household in the last 12 months, or if you have only recently registered to vote.

If you have any queries, you can email us at or contact our helpline on 0121 303 2731.