Annual Canvass of Electors 2021

Published1st July 2021

The Annual Canvass of households, associated with the Electoral Register, has now started. Each year we must, by law, find out who in a household is eligible to register to vote.

Communications (via email, letter or form) will be sent, in stages, to all residential properties in Ipswich from 1 July 2021. You can respond online, by telephone or by SMS text. If these options are not accessible to you, the response can be posted back. If you receive a form in the post after you have responded using one of the digital methods, please do not return it as we only need one response.

If you do not respond, we are required by government to send you another communication to remind you that you need to respond. Then, if you still do not respond, we will, by law, need to visit your property to try to obtain a response. This costs the Council, and you, time and money.

Save time and money, respond straight away online, by phone or by text! Go to for more information.