The open register is an extract of the electoral register.

It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm 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 does not affect your right to vote.

How to opt in or out of the open register

Fill in our simple online form

Clock Completing the form takes around 5 minutes.

Apply online

After you've applied

Your name and address will not be on the open register if you have opted out.

Other ways to opt in or out

Download and fill in Opt in or out of the open register