Birmingham City Council

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:

  1. The Full Register
  2. 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.
Essential Information
  • The Register is updated every month.

    If you return your Voter Registration Form to us during the first week of a month your name will be added to the Register at the start of the following month.

    There are special rules about names being added to the voter's list during an election period, which mean that you may not be able to vote at that election if you are added during this time.

    For a Voter Registration Form, please click link below. Full details of the deadlines to be included on the monthly updates of the register can be found on the back of the form.

attached document Voter Registration Form 2014
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