The full electoral register

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

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 to September, 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
8 January 2021 1 February 2021
5 February 2021 1 March 2021
10 March 2021 1 April 2021
12 April 2021 4 May 2021
10 May 2021 1 June 2021
9 June 2021 1 July 2021
9 July 2021 2 August 2021
10 August 2021 1 September 2021

We do not normally publish monthly updates in October or November.

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.

Please note: During Coronavirus restrictions, appointments to inspect the register may not be available.

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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