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About the electoral register

When you register to vote, your name goes on the electoral register, which is a list of people eligible to vote

Electoral register

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. 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 (for example, fraud)
  • calling people for jury service
  • checking credit applications

Open register

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.

To check that you are registered or to change your choice regarding the open register please contact Electoral Services on 01553 616773 or please e-mail