Opt out of the open register

Use this form to remove your details from the open register. If others in your household would also like to be excluded, you can request this on their behalf.

Before you start

The open register is an extract of the electoral register that is available to buy (formerly known as the Edited Register or Version for Sale).

Being excluded from the open register simply means that your details are not available to purchase for marketing purposes. It does not affect your right to vote or your credit rating.

The law enabling people to opt out was introduced in November 2001. Before then, anyone could buy the whole electoral register for a fee. Organisations that bought a copy before the law changed could still be using your details. Your details may also have been made available if you didn't opt out in each year since 2002. Read further guidance from the ICO.

If you are unsure whether you are on the current electoral register, please call 0208 891 1411 to check.

What happens next

Once your request has been received by Electoral Services, you will be sent official confirmation that the next time the open register is published, your details will be excluded from it.

Start my request

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Updated: 15 November 2017