There are two Registers. Why?
Using information received from the public, Registration Officers keep two Registers - the Electoral Register and the Open Register (formerly known as the 'edited' Register).
The Electoral Register
The Electoral Register lists the names and address of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The Register is used for electoral purposes and for other limited purposes specified in law. It can be used for preventing and detecting crime, calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.
The Open Register
The Open Register (formerly known as the 'edited' Register) is an extract of the Electoral Register and is available for general sale. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing.
Your details will be included in the Open Register unless you ask for them to be removed.
Opting-out of the Open Register
You can choose whether or not you want your details to appear in the Open Register. Asking for your details to be withheld from the Open Register is known as 'opting-out'. You can ask for your details to be removed from the Open Register by sending an email using this form with your name and address and your request, or you can telephone our office on 01702 318187
Opting-out of the Open Register will not affect your voting rights or credit status.