Annual canvass

Our annual canvass to make sure the electoral register is up to date.

The Electoral Registration Officer conducts an Annual Canvass of all households in the borough each year to ensure the information on the electoral register is accurate and up to date.

Between July and November, every household will receive a letter or email asking the resident to:

  • remove any electors who no longer live at the property
  • include any new eligible residents at the address, including those aged 16 to 17 years old
  • make any corrections or changes needed to registered residents' details

All eligible residents must be included on the form.

Eligible residents are:

  • people who are aged 16 years or over (although they will not be able to vote until they are 18)
  • British, Irish or EU citizens
  • Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or who do not require leave to remain in the UK

Responding after receiving an email

We send emails throughout the canvas period to people we hold an email address for.

The sender of the email will be ‘Annual Canvass of Electors – Haringey Council’.

The email address will be ''.

This is an official email account that we use. If you update or confirm your details by email, you do not need to return your paper form.

How to respond

Please follow the instructions in the communication you have received and, when necessary, reply with one of the following options.


The quickest way to respond is online, using our Household Response Service – it will only take a few minutes.

Haringey Council Household Response Service

You will need your unique security code found in either the letter or email we sent you.


If there are no changes to be made, call 0800 197 9871 and when prompted enter your unique security code.


If there are no changes to be made, text 80212 with NOCHANGE followed by your unique security code.

If nobody is eligible to vote, please include the reason after the security code. For example, 'property is empty', 'business', 'second home'.

Please note that standard charges apply.


If you cannot use one of the services above, you can complete the form and post it back to us using the prepaid envelope supplied.

Address: Civica Election Services, London N81 1ER.

If we do not receive a response to our communications, we will either send reminders or may send a canvasser to your property to help you complete the form.

Contact customer services: electoral services