The Electoral Registration Officer publishes 2 versions of the Electoral Register – the electoral register and the open register.
The electoral register list the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. You can only vote in elections if your name is on the electoral register. To find out if you are on the electoral register call (01926) 456105 or email email@example.com .
The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.
The electoral register is a public document and is available for inspection under supervision by staff at council offices during office hours. No appointment is necessary.
The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
Removing details from the open register
To be removed from the open register contact Electoral Services by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01926 456105 and give your name and address.
Visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters for more information.