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The ‘open register’

You can opt out of the ‘open register’ - the version of the electoral register that’s available to anyone who wants to buy a copy.

What is 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. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation.

Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register would not affect your right to vote.

Your data

We will only use the information you provide for electoral purposes. We will look after personal information securely and will follow the data protection legislation. We will not give your personal information to anyone else or another organisation unless we have to by law. The Electoral Registration Officer is the Data Controller. Please read our privacy notice for further information relating to the processing of personal data.

Complete this form later

If you have registered with our website and are signed in, you can leave a form at any time to complete later. You can also view all of your saved and completed forms from your account page.