The electoral register is the list of everyone who is registered to vote in a local area.
You must be on the electoral register to vote at elections, and not being on the register can also affect your credit rating.
Note, you are not automatically on the electoral register even if you pay council tax.
There are two versions of the electoral register - the full version and the edited version.
- The full register is used for elections, preventing and detecting crime, and checking applications for credit
- The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing
Your details will appear on the full version of the register, but you can choose to have your details excluded from the edited version when registering.