The 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

There are two versions of the register. 

The Electoral Register

The Electoral Register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. You can view the Electoral Register only for research. Using information from the Electoral Register for commercial or any other purposes is forbidden. 

The 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. It is also known as the Edited Register.

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.