Annual Electoral Canvas – fill them out and save costs to us all

The annual canvass for electoral registration started a few weeks ago with distribution of email and text messages requesting that electors go online to check and update the information for their household. Email and text messages have been sent where an email address or mobile number is held and postal forms will be sent during August and September. Personal visits to non-responding households will then take place in the autumn.

The annual canvass, which is a legal requirement, ensures that West Suffolk Council can keep the electoral register up to date. It helps identify any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can be encouraged to do so. 

The emails have been sent from and the SMS will appear in the phone as from ‘Elections’. The communication include security codes specific to the property so that the elector can respond online at  

For more information about the annual canvass and registering to vote, go online at If you have any queries please contact the Elections Team at

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