Types of register

Types of register

Two types of register

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

We keep two registers:

  • The electoral register (full version) – a securely held list of names and addresses. The register is use for limited purposes specified in law such as: elections, detecting crime (eg fraud) and checking credit applications.  The register is held at Eastleigh House.
  • The open register – a list of names and addresses which can be sold to anyone on request. To opt out of the open register

More information about the two registers 

Opt out of the open register

You can opt out of the ‘open register’ – this version is available to anyone who wants to buy a copy.  This doesn’t affect your right to vote.