Annual Canvass

At the end of July each year, we send a letter, known as an 'Annual Household Enquiry Form' to every household in the district. The letter will be addressed to "the occupier" and will contain the details of all those in the household who are currently registered to vote.

What you need to do

We will ask you to confirm that the details of those living at that address and registered to vote are correct. Anyone in the household can respond to the letter.

Please do not ignore the letter.

All the details are correct?

If the details are correct, all you need to do is follow the instructions on the letter.

Choose only one of the four options:

  1. Go online to www.householdresponse.com/eastlindsey to confirm that there are no changes. You will need the two security numbers printed on the letter to complete the online form.

  2. Phone 0800 197 9871 to confirm that there are no changes. You will need the two security numbers printed on the letter to confirm by phone.

  3. Text NOCHANGE with your security code to 80212 (if nobody is eligible to vote include a reason after your security code e.g. empty, business, 2nd home, other).

  4. Complete the paper form we sent you and return it using the pre-paid envelope. You do not have to return the form if you have used either option 1, 2 or 3.

Details incorrect or missing?

If the details on the letter are incorrect - for example, someone has moved away or moved in - follow the instructions on the letter to let us know.

Choose only one of the two options:

  1. Go online to www.householdresponse.com/eastlindsey to tell us know what has changed. You will need the two security numbers printed on the letter to complete the online form.

  2. Complete the paper form we sent you and return it to us using the pre-paid envelope. You do not have to return the form if you completed the form online.

What happens next?

If you confirm that there are no changes, we won't write to you again as part of the Canvass.

If you tell us there are new people eligible to be registered, they will need to register individually by going online to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If they do not, we will send each person an "invitation to register". This form invites that person to apply to register to vote.

Reminders

We will send a reminder where we don't get a reply from a household.

Personal visit

If you don't reply to our reminders, we will visit your property to help us complete the canvass.

What the law says

The law says that you must provide us information as part of the annual canvass.


This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you  provide for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information visit our Data Matching webpage.