Annual Electoral Canvass returns to Derby

Published: 3 August 2022

Panoramic shot of election count at Derby Arena.

Counters at the 2022 Local Elections

Derby’s annual electoral canvass is underway and residents are urged to check their voter registration details.

With all out elections due to take place in Derby next year, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part and have their voice heard.

The annual canvass helps the council ensure their electoral register is up to date and identifies any eligible residents who are not yet registered to vote.

Residents who have previously given their email address may receive a message from asking them to confirm or update their records. Some residents may receive communications by post and the letter will detail whether they need to respond or not.

People who have recently moved home are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages and check their details.

Emily Feenan, Electoral Registration Officer at Derby City Council said:

The Annual Canvass is a key part of the elections process. It allows us to make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Derby, so it’s important that you respond if required when we get in touch.

Next year is a big year for elections in Derby, with the move to all-out elections when the public will be asked to vote for all 51 councillors that make up Derby City Council.  Making sure your records are up to date will mean you can have your say when we head to the polls.

The process is very simple and will be set out clearly in the communications we send you. If you’re not currently registered, then your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, then this can be done quickly and easily online at

More information about the canvass, how you can take part, and frequently asked questions can all be found on the Derby City Council website.

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