The information you provide is held in two electoral registers – the full electoral register and the edited register. The Council is not transferring this information outside of the country.
The full register is published once a year, and updated every month. This can only be supplied to the following people and organisations -
- British Library
- UK Statistics Authority
- Electoral Commission
- Boundary Commission for England
- Jury Summoning Bureau
- elected representatives (MPs. MEPs, local Councillors)
- Police and Crime Commissioner
- candidates standing for election
- local and national political parties and registered campaigners
- Parish and Community Councils
- Police forces and the National Crime Agency
- Local authority’s public library and / or archive services
- Government departments or bodies
- credit reference agencies
- National Fraud Initiative.
We also have to disclose (share) your information with our software providers and contracted printers for the purposes of carrying out our duties in relation to electoral registration and elections. It is a crime for anyone who has a copy of the full register to pass information from this register on to others if they do not have a lawful reason for so doing.
The edited register contains the same information as the full register but is not used for elections or referendums. It is possible to opt-out of the open register. It is updated and published every month and can be sold to any person, organisation or company who requests this, for a wide range of purposes.
It is used by businesses and charities for checking names and address details. Users of the register include direct marketing and online directory firms. It is important to note that they are included by default unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register will not affect your right to vote.