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Elections and Registration

We are now in the Annual Canvass period; which runs from July to the end of November. 

The Annual Canvass - The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) is required by law to conduct an annual canvass each year in order to maintain a complete and accurate electoral register. This involves making contact with households across the District to ensure that any changes to individuals residing within a property have completed registration if they are eligible or to remove those who are no longer in residence. Previously, we would issue an A3 form called a ‘Household Enquiry Form’ (HEF) to all properties for completion to gather this information. However, due to the Canvass Reform now taking place, this will no longer be the case.

The Canvass Reform - From July 2020, Canvass Reform will be introduced. This will mean there will be a number of changes to the methods we use to ensure accurate data is generated for the Electoral Register. At the start of each canvass, properties will undergo an annual national data matching step, alongside a discretionary local data matching step. This data matching process will then determine how we communicate with you.

For full details on this procedure please read the section below - Annual Check of the Electoral Register - Canvass


To register to vote, please visit the Register to vote page

Application forms are available here to download and complete:
: Postal Vote
: Proxy Vote

We accept scanned images of completed and signed postal and proxy vote application forms; please send to 

All post to Electoral Services, South Norfolk Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU 

Your personal information will be handled in accordance with data protection legislation. Our Electoral Services Privacy Notice can be found on our privacy policy page.

Notice of Publication of the Revised Register - 1 August 2020 - see Notice here