Elections and voting

Household enquiry form (annual canvass) - change to service

Every year we ask all properties to check who is eligible to register to vote (this is part of our annual canvass).

This year between June and September you may receive an email from us (BCP Council Electoral Services) with ‘Act now so BCP Council can check who is eligible to be registered to vote at your address’ as the subject.

It will ask you to confirm your details at www.householdresponse.com/bcpcouncil, and include:

  • your security codes
  • steps on how to access your household details

Not everyone will be sent an email, some residents will still be contacted by post.


How to register to vote.

Find out about current and past elections.

Find out where you go to vote.

Find out where you go to vote and what happens in a polling station.

Apply for a postal vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.

Apply for a proxy vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.

Information about the electoral register, how to change your details and opt out of the open register.

Find out who your councillors are and what they do.

Find out how to stand as a candidate.


Information about fees and charges for elections.


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Page last updated: 29 June 2020
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