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Nottingham Electoral Register 

The Register of Electors is a list of all the people who are eligible to vote.

A revised register is compiled and is usually published each year on the 1st December. The register is then updated on the first working day of each month from January to September.

The Difference Between the Full and Open Register and Who Has Access to it

There are two versions of the Register of Electors, the full register and the open register (also known as the edited register).

The full register.

The full electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote.

Access to the full Electoral Register is restricted access and can only be used for specific purposes, such as electoral purposeslaw enforcementchecking credit applications and calling people for jury service.  

The open register.

The open register, however, is on general sale and is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation and used for any purpose. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.

While your details must be included on the full register, you do not have to be included in the open register if you do not wish to. 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.

If you do not want your details to be included in the open register, just tick the box to say you wish to opt out when you complete your registration. Or contact the Electoral Services to let them know your open register preference.

Further information about the difference between the Electoral Register and the Open Register can be found by clicking below.

The electoral register and the 'open register': Opt out of the 'open register' - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Inspect a Copy of the Electoral Register

A member of the public can only inspect the register in person under supervision by prior appointment. Please get in contact with the Electoral Services Team who will advise you on how to make an appointment to view the register.

The current Electoral Register is available for public inspection at the Loxley House, Station Street. 

You will need to make an appointment by phoning 0115 876 4111.

Appointments are limited to a maximum of 1 hour.

It is an offence to make copies of the Electoral Register, other than by handwritten notes. It is an offence to use any handwritten notes for marketing purposes.

The Electoral Register is not available online, and details cannot be confirmed over the phone. It can only be viewed in person by prior appointment. 

View Historic Registers

Copies of registers which are more than 10 years old can be obtained from The County Records Office (Nottinghamshire Archives) for research purposes that meet the following conditions with any processing of personal data:

  • That the data are not processed to support measures or decisions for particular individuals
  • That the data are not processed in such a way that substantial damage or substantial distress is, or is likely to be, caused by any data subject

The County Records Office is based at
County House,
Castle Meadow Road,

Further information on visiting the Nottinghamshire Archives as well as contact details to make an appointment can be found by clicking here.

Purchase a Copy of the Open Register

Please contact Electoral Services for further details or to request a copy.

Contact Us

Electoral Services 
Loxley House Station 
Street Nottingham 
NG2 3NG 


Tel: 0115 876 4111

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