Annual check of electoral register details (annual canvass)

Each year we are required to undertake an 'Annual Canvass' - a check of each property in the district to make sure the information that appears on the electoral register is correct.

It is a legal requirement for the information requested on the Household Enquiry Form to be provided. If you do not provide this information when asked to do so, you could face a fine of up to £1000.

Annual Canvass 2018

From July look out for a 2018 Household Enquiry Form arriving on your doorstep.

By Law, each year we must send a form to all households within Harborough District to check that the information we hold on the Electoral Register is correct. On the inside of the form are the names of the people who are currently registered to vote at your address. If the form is blank this means that we have no one registered at the property.

You are legally required to return the Household Enquiry Form so please complete and return the form by prepaid post or by one of the following methods using the security code which is printed on the front of your form:

Visit and enter part 1 and part 2 of your security code, or

If all the details on the form are correct you can call 0800 197 9871 and when prompted enter part 1 and part 2 of your security code, or

Text NOCHANGE followed by your security code to 80212 (if the property is empty add a reason eg. empty, business, 2nd home)

Why do I need to be on the register of electors? 

Voting in elections & referendums – If you are not registered you will be unable to vote in elections and referendums. Elections to elect both district councillors and parish councillors within the Harborough District will take place in May 2019, make sure you can have your say on how your local council is run.


Applying for credit/mortgage/bank account - If you’re not on the register of electors you may find it difficult to obtain credit. All credit reference agencies use the register of electors to confirm residency.

How will my information be used?

You can specify that your details are only available for the stated purposes (for electoral and credit reference purposes) and are not made available to other agencies and organisations (such as marketing companies).

For more information regarding voting or registering to vote contact the Elections Team -

Telephone: 01858 821372

In person: The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AG