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Electoral register

Registration officers keep two registers - the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register)

The Electoral Register

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purpose specified in law, such as:

  • Detecting crime (e.g.fraud)
  • Calling people for jury service
  • Checking credit applications

The Open Register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but it is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm names and addresses.

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.

If you would like to remove your details from the open register then please email your request to electoral.services@croydon.gov.uk stating your name and address alternatively please write to the Electoral Services as below.

You can find more information about both registers and how they may be used at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .

Contact Details

Electoral Services
Telephone 020 8726 6300
Fax 020 8407 1308
Email electoral.services@croydon.gov.uk
Address Electoral Services
The Town Hall
Katharine Street
Croydon
CR9 1DE

Office hours are 8.45am to 5.15pm.

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