Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation and Council Tax within Lothian

Annual Household Canvass

Image laptop displaying web page In order to know who is eligible to register to vote we need to know who lives at each address in our area. We are required by law to carry out an annual household canvass to find this out each year.

It is important to provide the information requested: if you do not you could be fined £1,000.

This form is not a registration form but you do need to provide the information requested

Household Enquiry Forms are being delivered to all households across Edinburgh and the Lothians from 1 August. If this Form is not returned, a reminder will be issued and a member of our Canvass team will call at the property.

Where there is pre-printed elector information on the form an Information Sheet is enclosed.

The easiest way to provide the information is by going to www.elecreg.co.uk/lothian-vjb and entering the security codes, as printed on page two of your form. If there are no changes to the pre-printed information the form can also be returned by phone, 0808 284 1455 or text, 07786 209 355. You will need to enter the security codes on page two of your form. Or you can telephone 0131 344 2500 and our Customer Support Team will assist you.

If you wish to return the post by post a prepaid envelope is supplied.

As 16 and 17 year olds can now vote in Scottish Parliamentary and Local Government elections, we need details of: -

  • 14 year olds that will turn 15 by 30 November 2017
  • Young persons aged 15 and over

Young persons will be included on the register and are able to vote when they become old enough.

New names added to the Household Enquiry Form

Any new residents who are eligible to vote can go online to register at gov.uk/register-to-vote or by telephoning 0131 344 2500 and our Customer Support Team will assist you. It only takes a couple of minutes but you need your national insurance number and date of birth to complete an application. If you do not complete an application online we will send a separate Invitation to Register form to all people in your household who are eligible and need to register.