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Electoral register

The electoral register

​The electoral register is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote. We make and keep two versions of the borough’s register of electors – a full version and an edited version.

Full register

The full version of the electoral register lists everyone who is entitled to vote. By law, it can only be used for electoral purposes, prevention and detection of crime and checking your identity when you apply for credit. It is a criminal offence to pass it on to anyone else or to use it for any other purpose.

Edited or Open register

The edited version of the register leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked to be excluded from it. It is available for sale and can be used by anyone for any purpose. For example, direct mailing companies may use it to send you information about goods and services.

Removing your details from 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. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. You should mark your preference when you apply to register to vote.

View the electoral register

The current Register of Electors and subsequent notices of alternation, which includes all amendments, additions and deletions to the current register, are held at the Election Services office in the Town Hall.

The full register must be viewed under the supervision of a member of the Election Services team and only hand written notes can be made.

If you wish to make an appointment to view the full register, please email or call 020 8430 2000

Please be aware that we may not be able to offer appointments during the busy period in the build-up to an election.