The electoral register

The electoral register – or register of electors or electoral roll as it’s also known – is a list of all residents who can vote at elections in the borough. If you are not on the register, you cannot vote.

The electoral register is published once a year but updated monthly from December to September.

The electoral register is often also used to confirm an individual's address, especially by credit reference agencies when someone applies for credit, such as a mortgage, personal loan or even a mobile telephone. If you are not registered, you might well be refused credit, as well as losing your right to vote.

Using information from the public, registration officers keep two registers – the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register).

If you wish to withhold your details from the open/edited register or have your details reinstated in it, please complete and return the open register change request form.

Who can access the register?

Any person may, by prior appointment only, inspect the full register under supervision at the council's Easthampstead House offices. The information cannot be used for marketing purposes and only handwritten notes are permitted.

The Full Register is also available for inspection at:

Berkshire Records Office
9 Coley Avenue
Reading
RG1 6AF

The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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