The electoral register

Two registers: electoral register and open register

Did you know there are two registers?

The Registration Officer keeps two registers - the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register).  

The electoral register

The electoral register is the list of everyone who is registered to vote. If you are not on the electoral register, you will not be able to vote in elections and you will lose your opportunity to have your say about what goes on in your area. It is a legal requirement that all electors appear on the full version of the electoral register. It is possible however to be removed from the open register.

The open register

The open register leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked for their names to be excluded from that version of the register. The open register can be bought by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purpose.

Last updated: 02/08/2016 16:24

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