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 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 purposes, law enforcement, checking credit applications and calling people for jury service.  

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.

Inspect a Copy of the Register

A member of the public can only inspect the register in person under supervision. Please get in contact with the Electoral Services Team who will advise you on how to view the register during Covid-19. For more information ring - 0115 876 4111.


The current full register is available for public inspection at Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, as well as historic registers dating back to 1932 (excluding wartime years).

You will need to make an appointment by phoning 0115 915 2828.

The current register can be viewed at the Loxley House, Station Street. 

Opening hours for Central Library are as follows:

Days Times


8:30am to 7:00pm


8:30am to 7:00pm


8:30am to 7:00pm


8:30am to 7:00pm


8:30am to 7:00pm


9:00am to 4:00pm



Bank Holidays


*Note Ground floor will open at 8.30 Mon to Fri, all other floors will open at 9.00am.

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

View Historic Registers

Copies of registers which are more than 10 years old can be obtained from The County Records Office 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,

For further information on registering to vote please contact Electoral Services on 0115 876 4111 or via email at

Purchase a Copy of the Open Register

Please contact Electoral Services on 0115 876 4111 or via email at 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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