The electoral and open register
When you register to vote, your name goes on the electoral register, which is a list of people eligible to vote.
Full electoral register
The full electoral register has the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote. It can’t be sold to anyone. Your details would only be used for electoral purposes or supplied to:
- prevent and detect crime
- call you for jury service
- check applications for loans or credit
The full electoral register is not provided to other departments of the Council. If you’ve moved you will also need to contact other council departments to inform them.
The open register is a version of the electoral register which can be bought by any person, company or organisation.
Your name and address is included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed when you register.
Remove your details from the open register
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.
Check if you're on the electoral register
Completing your registration application online does not confirm that you’re on the register. How to check if you are on the register.
View the electoral register
You can view a copy of the electoral register at the Bristol Central Library.
Tell us about a change
Read our privacy statement and our Electoral Services privacy notice (pdf, 71k) (opens new window) to see what we do with your personal information.