- electoral purposes
- the prevention and detection of crime
- checking your identity when you have applied for credit.
The law says who can have a copy of the full register and what they can use it for. The full list of such persons and purposes are given in the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002. It is a criminal offence for them to pass it on to anyone else or to use it for any other purpose.
Inspecting the full register
The full Register of Electors is a public document and is available for inspection under supervision by staff at council offices during office hours. No appointment is necessary.
The edited register leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked for their names to be excluded from that version of the register.
Buying the edited register
The edited register can be bought by anyone and they may use it for any purpose. The edited register is only available for purchase from the Elections Office, Riverside House. Please call us on 01926 456105, 456106 or 456107 or email us at email@example.com for full details.
Exclusions from edited register
Following legal advice relating to the Data Protection Act, Warwick District Council has had no option but to decide that electors must choose for themselves each year if they wish for their names not to be included in the edited version of the Electoral Register.
Therefore, all selections made last year have had to be removed from the registration forms which have been issued. In completing these new forms, electors must re-enter this selection if they wish for their names to be withheld.
Warwick District Council very much regrets any confusion and inconvenience that this might cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
Electoral Registration FAQs
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