Voting and elections

Become a voter registration canvasser

If you are interested in working for the service as a canvasser - which would mean calling at properties in the borough to encourage voter registration and help residents complete forms - please read the below information on the role and complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page or download the hard copy form and complete and email to or post it to:

Electoral Services
Town Hall
Upper Street
N1 2UD

The job

Every year the council appoints a number of canvassers to assist the Electoral Registration Officer with producing a new electoral register, which is published on 1 December. Canvassers carry out house-to-house visits to deliver forms and later collect elector information via a tablet for the compilation of the new register. 
Each household in Islington will have hand-delivered a reminder by a canvasser a Household Enquiry Form from 24-30 August. In September and October canvassers are assigned a particular canvass area and are tasked with visiting non responding properties to try to get the information needed. 

Canvassers are required to complete the canvassing activity within the set time frame. During the four week visit stage, canvassers will be expected to make at least three calls non-responding properties, at different times to maximise the chance of catching the residents in. This is generally done in the evenings or weekends. Canvassers are required to work in their own time. 

Canvassers should provide assistance to residents in completing the forms, where necessary. 

Canvassers are required to have: 

  • Good communication skills and the ability to relate to people 
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural diversity 
  • The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines 
  • A professional and politically neutral manner 

All canvassers will be required to attend one training session prior to the start of the personal visit stage (door-knocking) at Islington Town Hall. 


Payment is based on performance. The payment scheme is available at the bottom of the page. 

Application Form

If you are interested in joining our dedicated and professional team of canvassers please complete and return the application form below.

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