The Electoral Roll is a government database of all those registered to vote in a specific electoral area. The roll governs the process for voting, helps to stop electoral fraud and is also used to select people for jury service. It is also more commonly known as the Electoral Register.
The electoral roll is used in the majority of democracies including the United Kingdom (UK), In the United Kingdom (UK) the right to register or enroll for voting extends to all British citizens. People in the UK are required by law to provide their name and address for inclusion on the electoral roll.
These details are held on the Electoral Roll and searching this will help find a persons address details.
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The electoral roll is compiled for each electoral district and has two formats namely the full version of the electoral roll is made available for a supervised inspection by anybody, by their legal right. It is this roll that is used for voting and its supply and use is limited by law. Copies of the electoral roll are available to certain groups and individuals, such as credit reference agencies.
In October 2002, new regulations came into force under the Representation of the People (England & Wales) (Amendment) 2002 Act, there are now two versions available, the Full Electoral Roll and Edited Electoral Roll.
What is the Full Electoral Roll?
The full register lists everyone who is entitled to vote. In the UK
The UK's three Credit reference agencies, which are Equifax, Experian and Callcredit are allowed to use the full electoral roll, but only to check a persons name and address if they are applying for credit and to prevent money laundering. Anyone who has a copy of the full electoral roll will be committing a criminal offence if they pass on information from it or allow access to third parties.
The general public does not have access to the full Electoral Rolls after October 2002 but can access the full electoral roll before this date or full edited versions for all years thereafter.
The edited electoral roll doesn't have the names and address details of people who have requested their names to be excluded from it. The edited Electoral Roll can be searched or accessed by anyone, This edited version of the electoral roll is easily searchable using websites like 192.
How many records are available?
Approximately 26 million people are recorded on the latest edited 2012 Electoral Roll, and 212 million records in total spanning eight years. All records are available at 192 for quick and eassy searching, click on the banners on this page to have a look.
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Searching the Electoral Roll
To carry out an electoral search you simply type the persons first name and surname, and location in the box above.i
Go to "Electoral Roll Search" or click on the 192 banners to start searching the Electoral Roll today. Its fast, simple and free to try.
Between August and October every year, an electoral registration form is delivered to every property. When you receive it, you need to make sure your details are correct and send it back to your electoral registration office as soon as possible. The new Electoral Register is published on 1 December every year.
The data is normally loaded up on our database in March of the following year.