There are two versions of the Electoral Register - a full version and an edited version.
The full register has the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote and is updated every month. Anyone can look at it but copies can only be supplied for certain purposes, such as elections and law enforcement. Credit reference agencies are also allowed to use the full register, but only to check names and addresses of people applying for credit, and to help stop money laundering. Anyone who has a copy of this register will be committing a criminal offence if they unlawfully pass on information from it. No-one has a choice about his or her name and address being on this register.
The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. The public can choose not to be on it. The register is kept separate from the full register and updated every month. This register can be bought by any person, company or organisation and could be used for different purposes such as checking identity and commercial activities such as marketing.
Both registers are available for inspection at Customer Services. Please note the full version can only be viewed under supervision. For maps showing where the Council's offices are please see How to find our offices.
If you wish to purchase a copy of the Edited Register please contact the Elections Office on 01235 540310 or visit Customer Services at the council's offices. The fee payable is:
- Data - £20 plus £1.50 per thousand entries (or part)
- Printed - £10 plus £5 per thousand entries (or part)
Last reviewed: 03 - 04 - 2013