This section contains guidance on how to develop your plans for the annual canvass. It covers project planning and risk management as well as some considerations for planning the delivery of specific processes.
What is the annual canvass?
The annual canvass requires you to contact all residential addresses in your area to help you establish if the information you currently hold on the electoral register is complete and accurate.
There is a legal framework that sets out the statutory requirements of the annual canvass. Within this framework you, as Electoral Registration Officer (ERO), will need to make a number of decisions, helping you to determine the most appropriate approach to the canvass within your area each year.