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The Electoral Register

The electoral register is a list of everyone who is registered to vote. There are two versions of the register:

The electoral register

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in elections. The register 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 (fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.

The open 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 organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed (opt out). Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation. Your name and address will be included in the 'open register' unless you ask for them to be removed.

Opting out of being on the open register

To opt out of being on the open register, please email your name and address to or call us on 01453 766321

Viewing the electoral register

The electoral register is not available to view online, however you can view the register in the Stroud District Council reception at Ebley Mill. When viewing the register you can make notes but not use any digital device to take pictures.

How can I remove my details from the 'open register'?

If you would like your details removed from the 'open register' please contact

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