Can I inspect the electoral register?

The electoral register is available for inspection under supervision of a member of the Electoral Services team at Hounslow House. You can only inspect the current year’s electoral register. You can only take handwritten notes of information contained in the register.

What is the open electoral register?

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.

Is it a legal requirement to be on the electoral register UK?

You must register to vote if you’re asked to do so and you meet the conditions for registering, for example you’re 16 or over and you’re British or a national of an EU or Commonwealth country. If you’re asked to register and do not, you could be fined.

How long does it take for electoral roll to show on credit file?

Once you’ve registered to vote, your electoral details should automatically appear on your credit report within 30 days.

What means electoral roll?

An electoral roll (variously called an electoral register, voters roll, poll book or other description) is a compilation that lists persons who are entitled to vote for particular elections in a particular jurisdiction. Electoral rolls are the end result of a process of voter registration.

When did UK electoral registers start?

Electoral registers were introduced following the 1832 Reform Act, but only a limited number of men had the right to vote. By 1918 all men over the age of 21 and women over the age of 30 were entitled to vote.

Who uses the open register?

The open register is an extract of the electoral register which can be bought by any person, company or organisation. The open register is used by: businesses checking the identity and address of people who apply for their services such as insurance, goods hire and property rental, as well as when they shop online.

Is it compulsory to be on the electoral register?

Registration is compulsory if you are eligible You must register to vote if you are asked to and you are eligible. If you don’t register, you could be fined. provides more information on the types of elections and who can vote in them.

Is electoral roll connected to council tax?

Council tax records hold the name of the bill payer, but not necessarily all the people who live at the property. For this and many other legal reasons, the electoral registration officer is not allowed to take names from council tax and add them to the electoral register.

What is the name of the Electoral Register in the UK?

The electoral register, also known as the electoral roll or voters roll / register lists the names and addresses of everyone in the UK that is registered to vote in general and local elections.

How can I search for a person on the electoral roll?

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Is the electoral roll 2020 searchable in UK?

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Is there a search for missing people on the electoral register?

Maybe you need to find a missing person, check you are on the Electoral Register or simply want to find out who lived at a UK address at a certain time. An electoral register search can be carried out for the years 2000 – 2021, is quick, easy accurate and free searches are also available, as well as being free to try.