Running electoral registration - Scotland

Carrying out house to house enquiries throughout the year

You are required to carry out house-to-house enquiries throughout the year1 you should have the necessary staff in place to carry out these visits.2   

The visits can be used for: 

  • making enquiries with individuals who have not responded to an ITR
  • identifying any changes to properties, such as new buildings or alterations to existing properties to help you to update your property database
  • providing help to electors who need additional support or assistance to make an application to register or to respond to your enquiries

Data protection training should be included in training for all staff and canvassers who are carrying out house to house enquiries. This will help you to embed the data protection principles in your work and demonstrate compliance with data protection legislation.

More information on planning, training and the recruitment of staff, including canvassers can be found in planning for staffing to deliver the annual canvass. 

Last updated: 27 October 2023