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 Open Register
By law, the Open 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 Open Register you will indicate this on your form.
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 go to www.gov.uk/registertovote.
The electoral register is updated each month according to the statutory timetable below. The revised Full Register will then be published on 1 December 2014.
|Last date for applications||Date of publication|
|10 July 2014||1 August 2014|
|8 August 2014||1 September 2014|