The electoral register (sometimes called the 'electoral roll') lists the names and addresses of everyone who's registered to vote
Lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. The council holds a copy. Anyone can look at it, but it is a criminal offence to supply or use copies for purposes other than those set down by law.
The main use of the full register is to show who can vote in elections and referendums. Credit reference agencies can use it, but only to check your name and address if you are applying for credit and other purposes specified in law. It can also be used for law enforcement.
This is an extract of the electoral register but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation to confirm names and addresses. 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.
You can write to us or email us if you wish to remove your details from the open register, or to put your details back on.
Your name and address will be 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 or your credit score.
You can inspect the electoral register by appointment at the Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, CT20 2QY.
Please telephone or email the electoral services team for an appointment.
Any person can purchase a copy of the open register.
When you buy the open register you can request to have a data or paper copy.
The cost of purchasing the open register is as follows:
If you wish to purchase a copy of the open register please telephone or email Electoral Services.
In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of The Local Authorities (Referendums)(Petitions)(England) Regulations 2011 the below publication is released every year in or around 15 February.
It holds the number of electors equal to 5% of the entire number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors.