Two versions of the register are published each year, the full version and the edited version.
The full register
This version of the register contains the name and address of every eligible elector in the borough. It is only available for election purposes (including use by candidates and political parties), for law enforcement and for use by credit referencing agencies.
Anyone can inspect the full register at the Council's reception, during normal office hours, but it must be done under supervision and only hand-written notes are allowed to be taken. Due to the current coronavirus situation, the Town Hall is closed to the public. Please email email@example.com with your contact details if you would like to make alternative arrangements.
It is against the law for anyone to use the full electoral register for any purpose not provided for within the Representation of the People Acts.
The open register - Also known as the edited 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.
If you wish to change your preference, please let us know, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone call to 01277 312708 or by writing to Electoral Services at the Town Hall. Each person needs to make their own individual request.
Notice of the verification number for determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 can be found below:
Verification number for the Validity of Petitions pdf