The Electoral Registration Officer has published revised versions of the full and edited register of electors for Broxtowe and you can check to make sure that your name is listed.
The register is available for inspection at the Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston under supervision from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 12:00pm and 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
If you have been missed off the register or your details have changed since 15th October (for example, because you have moved or your name has changed), you can contact Electoral Services using the contact details on the right. It's not just important to register to vote, credit reference agencies use the register to check where you live when you apply for credit.
The Full and Edited Registers
On 1st December each year, two electoral registers are published, the full register and the edited register. Please note, the 2014 Electoral Registers will be published later than usual on 17th February 2014 due to an alteration in the timetable for publication.
The full register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. The Council holds a copy. Anyone can look at it, but it is a criminal offence to supply or use copies for purposes other than those set down in law. More information is available on the About My Vote website (see offsite link on the right hand side of this page). The main use of the full register is to show who can vote in elections and referendums. Credit Reference agencies can use it, but only to check your name and address if you are applying for credit and for other purposes specified in law. If your name does not appear on the register you could be turned down for a mortgage, bank account, loan, credit card, mobile phone and other forms of credit. The register can also be used for law enforcement.
The edited register leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked for them to be excluded from that version of the register. The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing. Under election law, this choice must be offered to you every year and the opt-out only applies for the next 12 months.
However, under section 11 of the Data Protection Act 1998, you can give the Electoral Registration Officer notice that you do not want your personal information to be used for direct marketing either permanently or until further notice. To do this you should complete the Electors Section 11 Opt-out form under the Documents section of this page. If your name already appears on the Electoral Register, this request will come into effect from the next revision of the edited register following receipt of this request. If you are not already registered, this form can be included along with your completed Electoral Registration Form.
Inspection of the Electoral Register
The current electoral register is available for inspection at the Council Offices. The edited register is held on reception and can be viewed at any time. The full register can only be viewed under supervision.
Previous years' registers can only be viewed once they are over 10 years old. They are available at the Nottinghamshire Archives. For more information and contact details for the Nottinghamshire Archives, please click on the link on the right hand side of the page.
Please note that in accordance with the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, the following rules apply to everyone inspecting the full register of electors:
- Extracts from the register may be recorded only by making hand written notes. Photocopying or electronic recording are not permitted by law.
- Information taken from the register must not be used for direct marketing purposes (as per section 11(3) of the Data Protection Act 1998), unless the information has been published in the edited version of the register.
Under these regulations, anyone who fails to observe these conditions is committing a criminal offence. The penalty is a fine of up to £5,000.
Buying the Edited Register
The edited register is publicly available and can be bought, in whole or in part, and used for any purpose. Information on the cost of buying the edited register is available from Electoral Services.