Viewing the Electoral Register

The current Register of Electors may be inspected in person under supervision.

How it works

The register is a list of borough addresses where there is anyone currently registered to vote.

It is published in alphabetical road order within Polling Districts and Borough Wards and only contains name and poll number.

You may book an appointment at the Electoral Services Office to view the Electoral Register in person for a maximum of 10 minutes.

You are permitted to take brief hand written notes, but may not take digital images or photocopies of the register. Using information from the Electoral Register for commercial or marketing purposes is forbidden.

Historical copies

We are not required to keep historical copies of the registers, however copies which are more than 10 years old can be viewed at the Richmond Local Studies Library or the British Library in London, where records are kept for electoral registers for all Parliamentary constituencies. They do not hold registers published between 2003 and 2013.


Richmond Local Studies Library

Richmond Local Studies Library, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP

Telephone: 020 8734 3309

Check opening times and further information for the Richmond Local Studies Library.

The British Library

In order to view the registers at the British Library, you will have to contact them and apply for a reader’s pass and also make an appointment to use the reading room reserved for this purpose.

Social Sciences Reference Service
The British Library, 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB

Telephone: 020 7412 7676
Fax: 020 7412 7761

Check opening times and further information for the British Library.

Updated: 13 June 2017