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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 usually in December. Then we update the register every month after publication.

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
11 December 2023 2 January 2024
26 January 2024 1 February 2024
8 February 2024 1 March 2024
11 March 2024 2 April 2024
9 April 2024 1 May 2024
10 May 2024 3 June 2024
7 June 2024 1 July 2024
10 July 2024 1 August 2024
9 August 2024 1 September 2024
9 September 2024 2 October 2024
10 October 2024 1 November 2024


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 register is only available for public inspection during office hours at County Hall in Truro.

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 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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