The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections.
It can be purchased by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name will be included in the open register unless you ask for it to be removed (opt out).
Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote and this will also not affect the information that still goes to the credit reference agencies.
The open register can be viewed at:
The Central Library
St Georges Square
If you’re already registered to vote you can take your name off the open register using our form. You will still be able to vote. You can choose if you want your details on the open register when you register to vote.
Alternatively you can email our office with your request at: firstname.lastname@example.org