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.
You can inspect the full register under supervision at:
The Research Room
Croydon's Central Library
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5pm.
Closed at other times, including public holidays.
And at the Electoral Services office, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Please note you will not be able to photocopy this register or obtain it by any electronic means.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 .
The Town Hall
Office hours are 8.45am to 5.15pm.