Register of Electors
This page explains the Register of Electors and how to make sure you are on it.
Registering to vote
The Register of Electors is revised and published annually. In order to have your say and vote in elections, you must register every year. We will send you annual reminders to ensure you are included on the Register of Electors.
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This year the Register of Electors was published on 16 October 2012. After this date the register is updated monthly. If you have changed address since completing an annual registration form, or if your name does not appear on the Register at all, you can complete a Voter Registration Form (PDF document [156.3Kb]) to have your name added to the Register.
People who are entitled to register to vote
- British Citizens.
- Citizens of the Irish Republic.
- Citizens of other European Countries - E.U. Citizens can vote at local government and European Parliamentary Elections only (European Union and Commonwealth Countries (PDF document [9.1Kb]))
- Qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to enter or remain in the UK or do not require such leave.
Dates you will be eligible
Once we receive your registration form we will add your details to the Register, and you will be eligible to vote from the dates below:
|If we receive your form before||Your details will be added to the Register on|
|Wednesday 10 July 2013||Thursday 1 August 2013|
|Friday 9 August 2013||Monday 2 September 2013|
|Monday 9 September 2013||Tuesday 1 October 2013|
|Thursday 10 October 2013||Friday 1 November 2013|
During the annual canvass period (October 2013 - January 2014) all households have to register and will recieve a registration form.
Register of Electors
There are two versions of the Register:
Full Register of Electors
The full register lists everyone who is entitled to and has registered to vote. Only certain people and organisations can have copies of the full register and they can only use it for specified purposes. The main use for the full register is for elections and referendums, but it can also be used for the prevention and detection of crime. Credit reference agencies use it for checking your identity when you have applied for credit.
The full register of electors is available to view by appointment only and under supervision at the Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SH. No copying of this register is allowed and the information it contains cannot be used for marketing purposes. If you would like to check your entry in the register, please contact the Electoral Registration Officer at the Town Hall on 01737 276 028 or email email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
Edited Register of Electors
Under legislation we are required to make this version of the register available for sale to anyone who requests a copy and it can be used for any purpose.
However, you can ask that your name does not appear on the Edited Register by ticking the appropriate box on the annual registration form, voter registration form or by contacting the Council.
If you would like to request that your details are not included on a permanent basis, please complete and return the Application to Amend Opt-Out Form . (PDF document [97.6Kb])
Forms to download
These are the various registration forms that you can download and send to us at the address below:
- Voter Registration Form (PDF document [156.3Kb])
- Change of Details Form (PDF document [62.2Kb])
- Application to Amend Opt-Out Form (PDF document [97.6Kb]).
Electoral Registration Officer
Tel: 01737 276000
Last updated : 13/06/2013