The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who's registered to vote in Plymouth. To be able to vote in the UK, you must be on the electoral register.
The register is used at all elections and referendums to make sure only eligible people can vote. Only certain people and organisations can have copies of the full register and they can only use it for specified purposes. These include:
- Calling people for jury service
- Preventing and detecting crime
- Checking your identity when applying for credit
The register is published every year. The next register will be published on 1 December 2016. You can view a printed copy of the electoral register at the Central Library.
The open register (also known as the edited register) is based on the electoral register but isn't used for elections.
It can be bought by any person, company or organisation (for example, it's used by businesses and charities to check name and address details).
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 doesn't mean you can't vote.
Email email@example.com or call 01752 304866/304936 if you want to take your name off the open register. You can also choose not to be listed on the open register when you register to vote or if you respond to an annual canvass.