Don’t lose your voice as the annual canvass begins

Published: 4 July 2021

People counting votes

people counting votes in 2019

Local residents can avoid losing their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date. With elections taking place in Derby in May 2022, this is an important opportunity for everyone to make sure they can take part.

The annual canvass ensures that the council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from Derby City Council, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the city.

We encourage people to respond as soon as possible when they receive a message, using the online option if possible.

If your name doesn't appear on the message, you should add it and then register online at If you don't register online we’ll send you information explaining how to register in the post.”

People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from Derby City Council and check the details. Research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

Any residents who have any questions can contact the Electoral Services team at or on 01332 640837.

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