The full electoral register

About the register

The full electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote at elections. You must be on the register to be able to vote.

The register is also used for other limited legal activities, such as:

  • preventing or detecting crime (such as fraud)
  • calling people for jury service
  • checking credit applications

Register to vote

The application takes 5 minutes to complete. You will need your National Insurance number. 

Register to vote online

If you need a paper form, please ring us.

Please note: When an election is due, the deadline to apply to register is 12 working days before polling day.

Registration dates

We publish the annual register in December. From January, we update the register every month.

To be registered from the first working day of the next month, we must receive your application to register by the deadline in the table below.

Last date for applications Date added to the register
12 December 2022 3 January 2023
10 January 2023 1 February 2023
7 February 2023 1 March 2023
10 March 2023 3 April 2023
6 April 2023 2 May 2023
10 May 2023 1 June 2023
9 June 2023 3 July 2023
10 July 2023 1 August 2023
10 August 2023 1 September 2023
8 September 2023 2 October 2023
10 October 2023 1 November 2023

Remove a previous resident

To tell us that someone has moved out of your address, please use the form below:

Remove previous resident from the register

Please note: We usually make further checks before we delete anyone from the register. It is a criminal offence to supply false information.

Viewing the register

The current registers are only available for public inspection during office hours.

Inspection of the register will be supervised by our Electoral Services staff. You can only make hand written notes from the register.

To make an appointment to view the register, please:

Please be aware that we may not be able to offer appointments during the busy weeks before a major election.

Historical registers

After a new register is published, the old register is not available for public inspection for 10 years..

The Cornwall Council archive centre Kresen Kernow holds some historical electoral registers. Please check if they have the registers you want before making a visit.

The British Library also holds historical electoral registers.

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