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 who wants to buy a copy on request. You can opt out of the open register (see below). 

More information about the two registers 


To opt out of the open register

If you opt out of the open register, your details will still appear on the full version of the register. Opting out does not affect your right to vote.

If you would like to opt out of the open register, you will need to either: