Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy The electoral register

The two types of electoral 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 used for limited purposes specified in law, such as : elections, detecting crime (e.g. fraud) and checking credit applications. The register is held in Central Library, you can find opening times for public viewings on our website.
  • the open register (previously known as the edited register) - a list of names and address which can be sold to anyone on request.

The gov.uk legislation website has further information on the two types of registers.

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