There are two versions of the register of electors.


The electoral register

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections.  The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote.  It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as:

  • Detecting crime (e.g. fraud)
  • Calling people for jury service
  • Checking credit applications.


The open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation.  For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.  Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed.  Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

You can find out more information about both registers and how they may be used at


Rolling registration update information

We can make changes to the register between January and September.  We will update the 2018/2019 register as follows:

2018/2019 Rolling Registration Timetable
Last date for applicationsDate register of electors is updated
Tuesday 11 December 2018Wednesday 2 January 2019
Thursday 10 January 2019Friday 1 February 2019
Thursday 7 February 2019Friday 1 March 2019
Friday 8 March 2019Monday 1 April 2019
*Monday 25 March 2019*Wednesday 3 April 2019
*Wednesday 3 April 2019*Friday 12 April 2019
*Friday 12 April 2019*Thursday 25 April 2019
Friday 10 May 2019Monday 3 June 2019
Friday 7 June 2019Monday 1 July 2019
Wednesday 10 July 2019Thursday 1 August 2019
Friday 9 August 2019Monday 2 September 2019

* Election based notice of alteration