Annual update of the voters roll

Page updated on: 16/04/2024

From July each year, we contact all households in Carmarthenshire to confirm who lives at the address. We do this so that we can check who is eligible to register to vote, and to keep our electoral register up to date. This is called the annual canvass.

We will send you a letter by post or e-mail depending on the information we have for you. Please read this carefully, it will tell you if we need more information from you.

How to respond

The quickest and easiest way to respond is online. Go to and log in using the details that we have provided you within the form. This is where you will be able to confirm or change your details.

We will also ask you to add the details of anyone eligible to register to vote at your address, if we haven’t included them in our form. This includes anyone over the age of 14.

If we have sent you a blank form through the post, this means that we don’t have any information on the people living at the address. You will need to complete the form online or send it back to us via post. If the property is empty, you will still need to complete the form to confirm there isn’t anyone living at the address.

Care homes, nursing homes and hospital accommodation

If you manage a care home, nursing home or hospital accommodation, we will send you a letter which will include a list of all your residents. The easiest to way to confirm the details is online. However, if you would like to include additional details for your residents, such as letting us know if they have dementia, then please complete the paper form and send it back to us using the pre-paid envelope.

You must respond by law

Even if you have voted in recent elections you must still respond to this form if we require further information from you.

If we do not receive a response from you, we will send you a reminder via post, over the phone or by visiting your property. It’s important you provide the information requested, if you don’t, Government rules mean you could be fined £1000.