The electoral register (sometimes called the electoral roll) lists the names and addresses of everyone who’s registered to vote.
Check if you are registered to vote
Even if you pay council tax to us, you won't automatically be registered to vote. To find out if you are already registered, please contact the Electoral Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01263 513811. We will require your name and current address to check if you are registered to vote. Please note this service cannot be carried out online.
The electoral register
When you register to vote, your name goes on the electoral register, which is a list of people eligible to vote, there are two types of register:
- The full electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service, checking credit applications
- The open register is a list of name and addresses that can be bought by any person, company or organisation.
Removing your name from the open register
Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
If your details are on the open register and you want them removed contact us at email@example.com or call 01263 516046.
The gov.uk legislation website has further information on the two types of register.
How is my personal data used?
We have a legal duty to keep and process information about you in accordance with the law.
Please refer to our privacy notice for details of how the Council uses information about you and how we protect your privacy.
The Council's Data Protection Policy sets out how the Council aims to comply with data protection law and to protect the personal data of individuals.
You can contact the Data Protection Officer on 01263 516373 at NNDC if you wish to see a copy of your records or if you would like to know how information about you is used.