About the electoral register

'Opting out' of the open register

Anyone can buy a copy of the open register and use it for any purpose. You can choose to have your details removed or ‘opt out’ of the open register if you do not want your name and address to be included. 

You can choose to opt out at any time – it does not have to be when you initially registered to vote. You only need to opt out once as long as you are registered at the same address. If you move, you will need to re-register to vote and opt out again.

Once you have opted out, your details will not be included in any future publications of the open register. We cannot remove your details from past publications of the open register. 

How to opt out

If you would like to opt out online, and you are already registered to vote, please complete our form. This should take up to five minutes. You will need to tell us your full name, registered address and contact details. We will write to you to confirm that your details have been removed from the open register.

Opt out of the open register

Last updated: ‎15/06/2022 15:53