In England, every Council is required to appoint an Electoral Registration Officer who is responsible for compiling and maintaining the register.
Mark Maidment, Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive, holds this post in this Borough.
The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections.
The register is used for electoral purposes – such as making sure only eligible people can vote – and for other limited purposes specified in law. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation.
You can apply for anonymous registration if your safety would be at risk if the register of electors contained your name or address.
It is a criminal offence for anyone to supply or use the register for anything else.
The electoral register is a public document, but it can only be inspected under supervision in person at the Electoral Services Office.
It is not available to view online, however there are certain websites, such as 192 and People Tracer who make use of the information in the open register.
We do not provide any information directly to these websites. If you are concerned about your details appearing on these sites, you should contact them directly.
If you do not want your name and address to appear in the open register, ensure that you opt out when you complete your registration form.
The open register is an extract of the Register of Electors, but it is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation.
Find out more about the open register.
Updated: 14 December 2017