What is the Electoral register?
The Electoral Register (which is also known as the register of electors, the electoral roll and the voters' roll) is a list of those entitled to vote at elections.
If you don't register....
You cannot vote in Parliamentary, European, Local Government Elections and Referendums, which means you won't be able to have your say in the upcoming elections this year.
It can also affect your credit rating, which could cause problems when you're applying for a loan or mortgage, bank or building society account, mobile phone contract, hire purchase agreement, store finance agreement
Who Has Access To Your Information?
There are two versions of the electoral register - the Full Register and the Edited Register
By law, the Edited Register is available for general sale, including to a person, company or organisation who wishes to use the information for commercial activities such as direct marketing. If you do not want your details included on the Edited Register and to be available for general sale please place a (?) in the 'Edited Register' column next to your name.
If you want your name and address to be excluded from the Edited Register on a permanent basis, you must inform the Electoral Registration Office in writing. You can email your instruction to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download the permanent opt out form from www.barnet.gov.uk/elections and post it to the address on the right hand side of this page.
Please note: you can only make this instruction on your own behalf - if anyone else at your address wishes to be permanently excluded from the Edited Register they must also individually inform us of this in writing.
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 the Full Register for purposes other than those set down in law. The main use of the Full Register is to show who can vote in elections. Licensed credit reference agencies can use it, but only to check your name and address if you are applying for credit.
If you move or your details change, you can update your registration throughout the year. If you wish to apply to register, please complete a registration of electors form. There is an online registration form available on the about my vote website.
Rolling registration dates 2014
Last date for applications
Date of publication
10 March 2014
1 April 2014
11 April 2014
24 April 2014
6 May (deadline for elections) 2014
15 May 2014
9 May 2014
2 June 2014
9 June 2014
1 July 2014