The electoral register
We produce two versions of the electoral register every year - the full electoral version and the open (formery called the edited register) version.
We can add or remove names from the register under the monthly rolling registration procedure, dates until the introduction of individual electoral registration are shown below.
|Last date for applications||Register Publication Date|
9 September 2014
1 October 2014
Full electoral register
The full electoral register lists everyone who is entitled to vote. Add your name to the electoral register using the register to vote online link above.
Open (formerly called edited) register
The open register can be bought by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purpose including marketing.
You may opt out of the open register by ticking the relevant box on the electoral register application form. If you wish to opt out permanently, please use the following link:
Even if you are excluded from the open register, you will still be listed in the full electoral register which is used for elections and by the credit reference agencies.
Access to the electoral register
The full electoral register is open to public inspection but by law it can only be viewed under our supervision.
Only certain people and organisations can have copies of the electoral register, and they can only use it for specified purposes. These include electoral purposes, the prevention and detection of crime and checking your identity when you have applied for credit.
The register is only available for inspection by arrangement with Electoral Services staff at our offices at St Austell.
To arrange an appointment to inspect the register, please either telephone 01209 614373 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Electoral register and council tax
The council tax register and the electoral register are two separate registers and are completely different.
The council tax register may show the names of the owners and not necessarily the residents of the properties. For this reason, together with legal restrictions, the electoral registration officer is not permitted to take names from the council tax register and put them on the electoral register and vice versa.