Annual Canvass – updating your details

The Annual Canvass for 2023 to 2024 has now started

Each year the Elections Office needs to write to every household in the city to confirm whether the details on the electoral register are correct.

Beginning at the end of July 2023 and throughout August and September 2023, the Elections Office contacted households across Birmingham to ask you to confirm who is currently living at the property and is eligible to vote.

During October and November, personal canvassers will be visiting those properties we have not yet had a response from to try and get this information. Canvassers are issued with tablets which they will use to check the information we currently hold for the address and make any changes that you need them to.

Some households were communicated with by email initially.

You may have received an email from on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

The email will have asked you to check and either confirm or update the details we hold about who is eligible to vote in your household. Be assured that this email is genuine.

If you have only recently responded to either a letter or email from the elections office, you may still be visited by a canvasser. The correspondence may have been received too late for us to let the canvasser know they no longer needed to visit.

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

Find out more about electoral registration and elections.

Page last updated: 17 October 2023

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