Electoral Register (sometimes called Electoral Roll)

A new Electoral Register was published on 1 December 2015.

There are two versions of the Register of Electors: The Full register and an The Open register.

  • The full register is used for certain lawful purposes such as elections, law enforcement, calling people for jury service and checking credit applications
  • 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 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.  
  • To remove your name from the open register simply tick the relevant box on the paper version of the registration form or the opt out box on the online registration and your details will be shown on the full register only. You can also email your request to electoral services.

How do I check I am on the register?

There are two versions of the register so checking the register depends on whether or not you have chosen to have your name on the edited register.

  • If you have requested that your name be included on the open register you can check that your name is listed at any Redbridge library. Visit our Redbridge i Libraries pages
  • if you have chosen to be excluded from the open register then you can only confirm you are registered by checking the full register at Queen Victoria House.

When is the Register updated?

Monthly updates

Once the new revised register is published it is then updated monthly. When your completed form is received your details will be added to the register the following month.

When your name will be added to the register?

Deadline for us to receive your form Date your name is added to the register
Friday 11 December 2015 Monday 4 January 2016
Friday 8 January 2016 Monday 1 February 2016
Monday 8 February 2016 Tuesday 1 March 2016
Friday 18 March 2016 Thursday 31 March 2016 - First interim election notice
This is an extra date  which is to be decided

Second interim election notice

Between Friday 1 April 2016 and Tuesday 26 April 2016

Monday 18 April (this is the last date for us to receive your  application to vote in the Greater London Authority Election on 5 May 2016)  Wednesday 27 April 2016
Tuesday 10 May 2016 Wednesday 1 June 2016
Tuesday 9 June 2016 Wednesday 1 July 2016
Friday 8 July 2016  Monday 1 August 2016
Wednesday 10 August 2016  Thursday 1 September 2016 (this is the final update for the year)

Late  August  to November 2016

No changes can be made to the current  register during these months as we are compiling the list for the new register for publication on 1 December

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