Annual Canvass 2023

Test Valley Borough Council have a duty to conduct an annual canvass to ensure that the electoral register is accurate and up to date. 

This year we will start making contact with properties in September and will continue throughout the autumn.  We will be making contact with some properties via email, where that information is held, as well as the more traditional method of sending paper communications through the post to those that we do not hold email addresses for. 

From 7 October 2023, we will be commencing personal visits to those Route 2 properties that have not responded to the form that has been sent. 

The revised electoral register will be published on 1 December 2023. 

More information about the types of communications we are sending out and how to respond, including being able to check if the email you have received is genuine, can be found in Parts Three and Four of this guidance.  

Electors are now required to show photographic ID at polling stations before being issued with a ballot paper.  For more information about Voter ID, including details about what forms of ID are accepted and how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate if you do not have an accepted form of ID, please visit our Voter ID webpage.