There are two registers:
- the electoral register; and
- the open register (also known as the edited register).
The electoral register
The names and addresses of everyone registered to vote appears on the register. We use the register to make sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as:
- detecting crime (e.g. fraud)
- calling people for jury service
- checking credit applications.
The open register
This is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. Any person, company or organisation can buy a copy of this register. It its used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address is included in the open register. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
Your personal information
We will only use the information you give us for electoral purposes. Personal information is held in agreement with Data Protection Act 1998.
We will not share information about you or other people in your household unless we have to by law.
Viewing the Electoral Register
Copies of the Electoral Register and archive is viewable in the:
Research Room, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET.
The opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5pm (except public holidays)
Read more about the registers, and how they are used at: www.gov.uk/electoral-register
The Town Hall
Office hours are 8.45am to 5.15pm.