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The Council and democracy The electoral register

The two types of electoral register

When you register to vote, your name is added to the electoral register; 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 (eg: fraud) and checking credit applications. The register is held in Central Library. Opening times for public viewings are listed online.
  • the open register (previously known as the edited register) - a list of names and addresses that can be sold to anyone on request.

More detail about these registers is available online at gov.uk legislation

 

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