The electoral register lists everyone in the borough who is registered to vote. We keep 2 registers - the full electoral register and the open register. Full electoral register The full electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The full register can only be used for: electoral administration purposes (such as sending out poll cards before elections) campaigning activities (for example, candidates and political parties sending election communications to voters, surveying opinions or fundraising) preventing and detecting crime checking applications for loans or credit calling people for jury service Copies of the register are held by: election staff, political parties, candidates and holders of elected office for electoral purposes the Electoral Commission, the Boundary Commission (which set constituency boundaries for most elections) and the Office for National Statistics credit reference agencies View the full electoral register You can view the full register (under supervision) at the council, the British Library, or the Surrey History Centre in Woking. To view the electoral register at the council’s Civic Centre, please make an appointment by contacting email@example.com. Fifteen-minute appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 4:30pm. If you want to check if someone is registered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open register 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. Removing your details from the open register Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. To ask for your details to be removed or to check if you are included on the open register, please contact email@example.com. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote. When you opt out of the open register, your details will still appear on the full version. Get added to the electoral register To be on the electoral register you must register to vote. More information For more information, go to: GOV.UK – Electoral register and open register. Data privacy The use of the personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data protection legislation.