Our annual Electoral Canvass is the main way that we make sure the Electoral Register is up to date. You need to be on the Electoral Register to vote at an Election.
We are sending out forms to all households in Edinburgh and the Lothians from the end of August, asking for details of the people who are entitled to vote. It is a legal requirement to provide this information during the canvass.
The Canvass will be based on who is - or who is expected to be - living at an address on 15th October 2012.
We may remove the names of people currently on the Register, if they are not included in the return for the property they live in on 15 October 2012. This will mean they are not able to vote at future Elections, unless they take steps to ensure the are registered or they are already registered in another part of the country. If you have any queries, please contact us.
If you are not registered you cannot vote. Complete & return an Application Form to ensure you are registered.