We will be contacting all residential properties in Lambeth from late July as part of the Annual Electoral Canvass 2020.

Lambeth’s Electoral Registration Officer must undertake a canvass of all households in the borough each year to check voter details are correct.

I have received a canvass notification letter. Do I need to respond?

The form we have sent you tells you whether or not you need to respond.

If your letter tells you to respond and you haven’t yet done so, we may need to send you a reminder and make a personal visit to your property to obtain a response.

The quickest and easiest way to respond is online at www.householdresponse.com/lambeth. You will need the two-part security code printed on the form.

I have no changes to make

Please respond using one of the following methods:

  • Online – visit www.householdresponse.com/lambeth. You will need the two-part security code printed on your form
  • SMS – text NOCHANGE followed by both parts of the security code to 80212 (standard charges apply)
  • Telephone – please call 0800 197 9871

I need to make changes to the details on my form

Please visit www.householdresponse.com/lambeth to inform us of your changes. You will need the two-part security code printed on your form

If the form you have received states ‘canvass form’ at the top, you can make changes on the paper form and send it back to us in the pre-paid envelope provided instead of going online.

I have received an Invitation to Register (ITR) email or a paper ITR form

If you have received an Invitation to Register, it is important that you respond. If you don’t, we may need to make a personal visit or telephone you to complete your registration.

The quickest and easiest way to respond is online.

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If you receive an ITR but you aren’t eligible to be registered (for example, due to your nationality) you should let us know at electoralservices@lambeth.gov.uk

I need to change my name or nationality on the electoral register

During the annual canvass you can update your name or nationality on the electoral register online at www.householdresponse.com/lambeth.

You will need the two-part security code printed on the form we have sent you to update your details online.

If the form you have received states ‘canvass form’ at the top, you can make changes on the paper form and send it back to us in the pre-paid envelope provided instead of going online.

When we receive your response we might need to contact you to ask you to provide documentary evidence of your change of name or nationality.

I need to delete someone from the electoral register at my address

During the annual canvass you can ask for someone to be removed from the electoral register at your address online at www.householdresponse.com/lambeth.

If the form you have received states ‘canvass form’ at the top, you can make changes on the paper form and send it back to us in the pre-paid envelope provided instead of going online.

Once we receive your response we will take steps to remove the names submitted from the electoral register.

Current legislation requires us to obtain two pieces of evidence before an elector's details can be removed.

In order to remove a person from the electoral register, we may need to send a review letter to them at the address where they are registered to vote. If no response is received to the review letter within the allowed period, their name will be removed when the register is next updated.

I would like to opt out of the Open Register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections.

It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.

Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

I want to opt out of the open register

I have a query about postal or proxy voting

Please click here for information on how to arrange or cancel a postal or proxy vote.