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Electoral Registration Canvass 2021

We are required to keep our register of eligible voters up to date.

From July each year, we will begin to contact every household to find out if the details on the electoral register are correct.

Your household may be contacted by:

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Post

If you have received this email from us, please be assured it is genuine and the links are safe for you to use.

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How to update your details

If you need to update your details on the electoral register it is important that you respond as soon as you can – this means reminders do not have to be sent.

Please respond online if you can by following the instructions on the form you are sent.

It takes just a few minutes online:

  • Step One - visit the website: Update Your Details
  • Step Two - enter your unique security code e.g.
    • Part 1: 12345678
    • Part 2: 54321
  • Step Three - update your household information and submit.

    Include the names and nationalities of everyone who lives at this address

If you add any new electors they will also need to complete a registration application. They can do this at Register to Vote

Please note: 

The law in Wales has changed. 14-16 year olds and qualifying foreign nationals living in Wales can now register to vote.

By registering to vote, a young person can now take part in Local Government (May 2022 onwards) and Senedd elections from the age of 16

By registering to vote, a foreign citizen aged 16, or over, can now take part in Local Government (May 2022 onwards) and Senedd elections.

Downloads

  • Annual Canvass 2021 Voter Information Leaflet (JPG 102 KB)

There is lots of helpful information about registering to vote on the Electoral Commission’s website.

Contact the Electoral Services Team on:  elections@npt.gov.uk

If you need to contact us by telephone, call 01639 763330.

Please note our office cover is limited. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

The forms are being despatched over the coming weeks. Please wait until 31 August before contacting us about not receiving a form – you should receive one in the next couple of weeks.

The law requires us to ensure that the electoral register is kept up to date by writing out to each household in the area annually. This identifies who needs to register to vote so that they can take part in future elections.

You should follow the simple steps set out on the form. Following these steps will ensure you get registered to vote at your new address.

The law requires us to send out a canvass form every year. If you do not reply we must send your reminders.

Electoral law in Wales has changed. 14-16 year olds can now register to vote as the voting age for the Senedd and Local Government elections (May 2022 onwards) has been reduced to 16.

The next Local Government elections will be held on 5 May 2022, so it is important that we collect this information.

Qualifying foreign citizens over 16 will be able to vote at Local Government elections. The next Local Government elections will be held on 5 May 2022 so it is important that we collect this information.

It is a legal requirement to register to vote. It is up to your whether you vote at an election. Please remember that not registering to vote can affect your credit score as the credit companies make checks against the electoral register.