Every year we check the details of everyone registered to vote in Aldershot and Farnborough.

This year, we will be carrying out this exercise between July and November.

How the checking process works

The government has changed the way the annual canvass is carried out. Every household will receive some form of communication, but unlike in previous years you may not have to make a return to the form sent to your home.

Each year, data from the electoral roll is matched with government records as a confirmation of valid electors.

If everything matches for your household, and we have your email address, you should receive an email from us in early July asking you to check and confirm that the information we have is correct through an automated service.

The link to the service will be provided on the email, (household enquiry) including your two-part security codes. If you take action on this email, we can save money by not needing to post out further forms.

If you receive a letter

From 26 August, the remaining households will receive a letter for properties where everyone in the household matched with government records. Anyone already registered at the address will be listed on the form and if everything on the letter is correct you won't need to do anything else.

If you need to tell us about a change, just follow the instructions on the letter to make the changes.

Where one or more people in the household did not match the records held, the letter will ask for further information. Someone in the household must respond to this letter. 

Confirming or updating your information is quick and simple. It will mean that you will continue to be registered and you won't lose your right to vote.

The easiest and safest way is by going online, this only takes a few minutes. You can do this on the household enquiry website for Rushmoor using the security codes on the letter.

Adding new people to your household (2-part process)

If anyone new is added, each person will need to register individually. They can do this online on the GOV.UK website. They will need their national insurance number to complete the process.

It is extremely important that if your letter asks you to respond that you do it as quickly as possible. This means:

  • It will save money for your council by us not having to print and send required reminders
  • We will not have to send out a canvasser (which legislation requires us to do for non-responders) to your property

Making a change to open register preferences for others in your household

If you are the person completing the online enquiry, you can make changes to your preferences and decide if you want your information to be included in the open register.

The security codes can only be used once, so anyone else who wants to make changes to their open register option do so online:

I am aged 76 and over

If you need to inform us that you are now aged 76 or over, so cannot be called for jury service, you can do so using our form below.

Cancel your postal or proxy votes

If you have a postal or proxy vote and decide you want to cancel it, you can do so using our form below.

To arrange to vote by post or by proxy (someone voting on your behalf at your polling station) go to our voting by post or voting by proxy page.

The 2023 electoral register

We will produce a full and a public version of the electoral register on 1 December 2022.

See our electoral and open register page for more details.

Privacy notice

Read about the information you send to us and what we will use it for in our electoral canvass privacy notice.


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