Annual Canvass

Every year the elections office is required by law to confirm whether the details we hold on the electoral register for every household in the borough are correct. This is known as the annual canvass.  

This year’s annual canvass will be carried out between July and November to ensure the electoral register is updated for publication on 1 December 2022.

This year’s canvass we are using the following methods of communication:

  • Email
  • SMS text
  • Paper form
  • Canvassers door knocking

If you reply to an email or SMS text you should not receive a paper form as we have the response we need. 

Canvassers will only door knock properties where we have tried other communication methods.

We require a response even if you are on the electoral register, have recently registered or your details are held with Council Tax.

How to Respond to your Email, SMS text or Canvass Form

If you have received an email or an SMS text please click here for further information on how to respond:

https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/ecanvass-e

If you have received a paper form stating you must respond if the details it contains are wrong, please click here for further information on how to respond:

https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/cca

If you have received a paper form stating you must respond so we can check who is eligible to register to vote, please click here for further information on how to respond:

https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/ccb

Other ways to respond

If you would prefer not to respond online, you can call us on 01723 232323 and we will take the information over the phone. You will need the 2 security codes sent to you via email, SMS text or are on your paper form.