Using information received from the public, electoral registration officers are required to keep two registers:
The register of electors is published on 1 December each year.
The 'Full' Register Of Electors lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. It is used for electoral purposes, such as making 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 and checking credit applications.
The 'Open' Register Of Electors is an extract of the electoral register, but it is not used for elections. A copy of the 'Open' Register can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.
The 'Open' Electoral Register lists name and address of each voter, unless the voter has made a request to have their personal details removed from the 'Open' Register.
Removing your details from the 'Open' Register does not affect your right to vote.
To have your personal details removed from the the 'Open' Register you must contact us in person or by phone. See contact details bottom of page.
Alternatively, when you complete your Annual Election Canvass (updating your details), you will be given the option to ask for a form to apply to have your personal details removed from the 'Open' Register.
The register is updated periodically throughout the year and you can view the both versions of the Register of Electors in person at our Basildon town centre offices.
To find out if you are registered to vote, see Check If You're Registered To Vote.