The electoral register
The Electoral Registration Officer makes and keeps two versions of the electoral register - the full register and the open register. We update the register each year. To add your name to the electoral register, you can now register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
The full register
This lists everyone who is entitled to vote. You can check it by calling at the council offices. Only certain people and organisations can have copies of the full register and they can only use it for specified purposes. These include electoral purposes, the prevention and detection of crime and checking your identity when you have applied for credit.
The law says who can have a copy of the full register and what they can use it for. The full list of such persons and purposes is given in the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002. It is a criminal offence for them to pass it on to anyone else or to use it for any other purpose.
The open register
This leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked for them to be excluded from that version of the register. The open register can be bought by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purpose.
Please note that you can opt out of your name appearing in the open register. Please contact the elections team (see below) if you would like to opt out.
Unsure if you are registered to vote at your current address?
If you think you may not be registered to vote at your current address, please visit the council offices on Frog Lane, Lichfield to view the register of electors, or call 01543 308125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact our elections team on 01543 308125 or email email@example.com
You can also write to our team at: Elections Team, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6YU.