Registering to Vote

Annual Canvass

Daventry District Council (DDC) has sent forms to every household in the district as part of its annual individual voter registration canvass. 

It is important you respond in order to remain on the electoral register, so that you can vote in future elections.

If you have not responded you will soon receive a visit from one of the Council's canvassers. The canvasser will carry identification with them and will complete your registration form with you on your doorstep.

If you are not in you the canvasser will leave a card to remind you to complete your registration form.

If you do not need to make any changes to the information on the form sent to you, please confirm your existing registration by using one of the following options:

  • Visit www.householdresponse.com/Daventry and log on using the security code supplied on your letter. 
  • Call 0800 197 9871 and supply the security code from your letter (mobile providers may charge for this service)
  • Text NOCHANGE followed by the security code on your letter to 80212 (mobile providers may charge for this service)

If you do need to make changes, please do so by visiting www.householdresponse.com/Daventry or by completing the inside of the form provided and sending it back in the busines reply envelope.

If you do not have a form or your require your security code please contact the Elections Team on 01327 871100.


Registering to vote

Registering to vote is a quick and easy process and can be done online at: 

www.gov.uk/register-to-vote 

You will need to provide your name, National Insurance number and date of birth. Once your details have been checked, you will be added to the Electoral register.

You need to be on the register in order to vote in elections and referendums.

It is also proof of your identity and is often used by credit reference agencies and mortgage companies when performing back-checks on people applying for credit, for instance. 


The Electoral Register

Two versions of the electoral register are produced - the full version and the open (edited) version.


Full Register

The full register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in elections. 

The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting fraud, calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.

The full register of electors is a public document. You can only inspect it under supervision at the council offices, where you will only be able to make handwritten notes of its contents; by law you are not allowed to use these for any direct marketing purposes. 

The full register is supplied to political parties, elected representatives and election candidates, law enforcement agencies and credit reference agencies.


Open (Edited) Register

A second version, the open (edited) register of electors, is also produced. It omits the names of those who have asked us to leave them out.

The open register can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

For more information about the two registers including requesting to be taken off the edited register, please contact us on electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk or phone 01327 871100.

Even if you are excluded from the open register, you will still be listed in the full register by law.


Viewing the Register

The full register of electors is a public document. You can only inspect it under supervision at the council offices, where you will only be able to make handwritten notes of its contents; by law you are not allowed to use these for any direct marketing purposes. 

Appointments must be made to view the register by calling the Council offices on 01327 871100 and asking for the Elections Team.


Register to vote