There are two versions of the electoral register - the full register and the open register (formerly known as the edited register).
The full register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. Anyone can look at it, but it is a criminal offence to supply or use copies for purposes other than those set down by law. Credit reference agencies can use it to check your name and address if you are applying for credit. It can also be used for law enforcement.
The open register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation, and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing.
Choose whether you are on the open register
If you are already on the electoral register but want to opt out of (or back in to) the open register then complete the form below.
If you are not yet on the electoral register or have moved then you can make your choice when you register to vote.