Registration forms and letters

Updates to canvass communications for 2021

In May 2021 we published updated voter materials after a consultation with electoral administrators and groups representing their interests. We also consulted with UK, Scottish and Welsh government officials and ministers. In response to this feedback, several changes have been made to the canvass communications:

Canvass Communication A

New wording has been introduced to the first line of the table to be used for properties where there is no one registered to vote: ‘There is no one currently registered to vote at this address’. This wording should be removed and replaced with resident data if it does not apply.

An additional line has been added to the table on the CCA which houses the new wording for empty properties. Where this does not apply, the new wording can be removed and replaced with resident details meaning the table now has space to include data for five residents instead of four.

Canvass Communication B - Blank

New wording has been included on the CCB-blank letter stating that: ‘Our records show that there is no one living at this property who is registered to vote’.

Canvass Form and Canvass Form - Blank

The wording has been updated on section 1 of the CF and CF-blank forms to prompt residents to include attainers on the form. 

In England, the wording in this section now reads: ‘Add the details of anyone eligible to register to vote at this address who is not listed above. This includes anyone over the age of 16.’ 

In Scotland and Wales, the wording in this section now reads: ‘Add the details of anyone eligible to register to vote at this address who is not listed above. This includes anyone over the age of 14’.

Guidance

Questions and answers about voter materials