The Electoral Register

Information on the electoral register

Versions of the electoral register

There are two versions of the electoral register:

  1. The full version includes the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote, except those who register to vote anonymously
  2. The open register, is an extract of the full electoral register. This version is available to anyone who wants to buy it, such as businesses or charities

You can opt out of the open register when you register to vote. If you are already registered to vote and want to opt-out, contact us.

Who can use the full electoral register

The elections team use the register for electoral purposes, such as issuing poll cards.

It is also used for:

  • detecting crime
  • calling people for jury service
  • checking credit applications

Candidates, registered political parties and other registered campaigners are also allowed to have copies of the full electoral register. They can use the register for campaigning activities, including sending election communication to voters.

Contact customer services: electoral services