Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers - the open register (previously known as the edited register) and the electoral register.
The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organization. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.
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.
You can contact your district or borough council at any time to ask them to remove your details from the open register.
You will need to specify your name and address and that you want your details excluded from it.
Exclusion from the open register will not affect your voting rights or credit status.