Households in the Dorset Council area are being urged to look out for an email asking residents to check whether their electoral register data is correct.

The email is being sent as part of the Annual Canvass for the Register of Elections.

If there have been changes - for example, you have moved house - you can provide the new information by visiting

A response is required to the email even if the details in the email are still correct in order to confirm all residents.Matt Prosser, Electoral Registration Officer at Dorset Council, said:

“It is really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. I encourage residents to keep a look out for the email and also the letter coming to their household and advise of any changes as soon as possible.

“We have to carry out the annual canvass by law. Please consider responding online or by telephone wherever possible. As well as saving the council money by not having to send reminders, we will not need to arrange personal visits from appointed electoral canvassers to obtain the information.”