Register of electors
There are 2 versions of the electoral register - the full register and the open register.
The full register
Everyone who is registered to vote has their name and address included on the full version of the electoral register. The full version of the register is only used for:
- preventing and detecting crime
- checking applications for loans or credit
The open register
The open register (previously known as the edited register) is a list of names and addresses which we must sell to anyone on request. You can choose to opt out of this register.
Opting out of the open register
To opt out of the open register, email email@example.com or telephone the elections team on 01257 515132. Opting out does not affect your right to vote.
The GOV.UK legislation website has further information on the 2 types of registers.