Every year we send forms to households in Sutton to check that the information on the electoral register is correct. This is called the Annual Canvass.

The Canvass takes place between August and November. The updated electoral register is then published on the 1 December of each year.

What you’ll be sent

You will receive either:

  • a Household Confirmation letter
  • a Canvass Form

We need the information of anyone aged 16 or over who lives with you. You’re legally required to provide this information under the Representation of People Act 1983.

Household Confirmation letter

If you receive this letter, we’ve matched all your household records to our database. 

You don’t need to respond unless you need to make changes. The information we have will automatically be included on the updated register for that year. 

If you need to update any of the information, you can respond online and add, remove, or change the information we hold for you and your household.

Your letter will include security codes for you to use to verify your identity on the site. 

Opt out of the open register

If the letter says you have been included in the open register and you would like to opt-out, read our guidance on opting out

Canvass Form

If we sent you a Canvass Form, we’ve been unable to match the details of everyone living in your house with our database. 

You must complete this form and return it to us even if there are no changes to the information on it. 

Respond online

You can respond online and add, remove, or change the information we hold for you and your household.

The Canvass Form will include security codes for you to use to verify your identity on the site. 

Respond by post

You can update the Canvass form and post it back to us. A prepaid envelope will be included with your form.

Respond by phone

If you don't have any changes to make, you can confirm your information on an automated line by calling 0800 060 8796.

You’ll need the security codes given to you on the Canvass form.

You can't make any changes to your information over the phone.

New name added?

If you have added a new name to your household, that individual will need to register to vote. They can register to vote online or we will send them a paper application once we receive your household form.

If you no longer live at the address

If you’ve received a reminder email for an address you don’t live at anymore, contact electoralservices@sutton.gov.uk 

You’ll need to give us the address and the names of the people that have moved out so we can update our information.