The Register of Electors
The electoral register is a list of the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote.
There are two versions of the electoral register:
- The Full Register
- The Edited Register
The Full Register
- Lists the names and address of everyone who is registered to vote and is updated every month.
- You do not have a choice about your details being on this register. A copy is held at the Elections Office, The Council House, Birmingham, B1 1BB.
- Anyone can look at it and make notes but copies can only be supplied for certain purposes.
- The main purpose of the register is to show who can vote in elections.
- Credit reference agencies can use it, but only to check your name and address and if you are applying for credit.
- It can also be used for law enforcement purposes.
The Edited Register
- Is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose.
- The edited register is kept separate from the full register, and can be bought by any person, company or organisation and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing.
- You can choose not to be on the edited register by ticking the appropriate box on the annual canvass of households.
- Is only produced once during the year - when the full revised register is produced following the annual canvass.