Electoral Registration

Annual Canvass

After the November 2014 update to the electoral register, there are no further monthly updates until 27 February 2015.

During this time, the transitional canvass from a household-based system of electoral registration to one that is individual based, will take place. Over 520,000 people in Lanarkshire will receive a letter informing them of the change to the registration system.

Many Lanarkshire residents will automatically move onto the new electoral register. However, some will need to take action to join or remain on it, which they will now be able to do online for the first time.

Lanarkshire residents will receive a letter in late October and early November that will explain the changes to the electoral registration system. Residents are advised to look out for the letter as it will tell them if they have been automatically transferred to the new register or not. If they have not been transferred, they will need to provide some additional information and the letter will tell them exactly what they need to do. Canvassers will also be active across Lanarkshire throughout the duration of the change to ensure that as many people as possible are registered under the new system.