What is the electoral register?
The Electoral Register or Register of Electors is a list of all the people eligible to vote who live in the area.
The Register is published on the 1st December each year and is in force for the following twelve months. There are two versions of the Electoral Register - the full register and the edited register.
The Full Register - lists everyone who is entitled to vote. The register can be viewed under supervision at the Council Offices, Cedar Drive, Thrapston. 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 apply for financial arrangements. The law says who can have a copy of the full register and what they can use it for.
The Edited Register - leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked for their names to be excluded from that version of the register. The edited register can be bought by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purpose. There are prescribed fees for the purchase of this register.