Opt out of being on the edited electoral register

When you fill out the annual electoral registration form you can choose for your details not to be added to the ‘edited electoral register’. This list can be bought by any person or company and may be used for any purpose – including sending unwanted mail. If you would like to opt out you should tick the box to ensure that your details will appear on the ‘full register’ only.

If you are not sure if you have opted out, or if you would like to opt out, you can do so by contacting your local elections office. It is possible to opt out of being on the edited electoral register at any time of year.