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

Open register

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

Tell us if you need to change any details on the electoral register.