Electoral roll search 2021 

Who are you searching for on the Electoral Roll ?

An Electoral roll search can help you find or locate  a person and trace their UK address details, by finding an address for anybody in the UK. Searches can be carried out online with many free results possible, and take just a few seconds to complete. The electoral roll (electoral register) is a national database of every adult residing in the UK today. It lists the full name, age, occupation and home address for every person at a particular location, that is eligible to vote in elections. Start your electoral roll search below:

You can  search the electoral roll by filling out the box above to find a persons UK address details, you will then see the results. If there are no free results available then you will be able to see basic details of premium results. You can choose to buy credits if you want to see these. Credits don't cost much and work out at a few pence each, but remember to check if the person you are trying to find shows up in the free section first! to search the electoral roll is fast and very accurate.

2021 Electoral roll search data has now been added, over 1.9 million new names and address data is available!

The roll is produced in two versions, the full version and the edited version. You can elect not to have your electoral data made available on the edited (open) version if you so wish, although credit reference agencies can still access this to verify your details when applying for loans etc.

The edited version is made available to the public for any purpose, and searching it is a very quick way to trace a person to any UK address.

What Information Will I See When I Search the records?

When you search the electoral roll you will see the results as in the below example. The top section are totally free results (just register for free to see them) The bottom section are the premium results and will require you to purchase credits in order to see the full address and occupant details for your electoral roll search

We provide electoral roll searches for 2000 - 2021:

New Electoral register Data Added For 2020 AND 2021 Just published is a significant update to the 2021 open Electoral Roll (also known as the edited Electoral Roll). In this major update more than 1.9 million new name and address records have been added to the database ready for immediate searching, so if you’re searching for an old friend, colleague or family member, it’s worth searching this new data even if you have searched the electoral roll before.

Electoral roll search  faq

Electoral Roll search FAQ

Common Questions Regarding an Electoral Roll search

There are two versions of the electoral roll; you can choose to opt out of one version, but your details need to be on the other version for credit checks to obtain bank loans, credit cards and mortgages, so credit reference agencies can search your details when you apply for credit.

The two versions of the electoral roll are:

- The full version, which is used when you vote in elections.

- The open (or edited) version, which is available for companies to purchase, you can opt out of this version if you wish.

What does the electoral roll contain? It contains the names, addresses, occupations and ages of everyone in the UK who is allowed to vote.

What's the full version used for? The full version lists names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections (general elections and local), and it's used to ensure only eligible voters can place a vote. It therefore helps to prevent electoral fraud.

Do my details need to be on the full version? YES, If they are not then applying for any form of credit, credit cards, loans etc will be very hard, as it will result in identification and residential tracing problems.

What's the open / edited roll and do I need to be on it? this is the public version of the electoral roll. It's mainly used by business for marketing purposes. whilst you need to be on the electoral roll to vote, and to apply for credit, there's no requirement for you to be on the open electoral roll.

Can I check if I am on the open electoral roll? Yes, use the box at the top of this page to see if you appear listed.

Can I see old versions of the Electoral Roll? Yes our data spans the last 21 years.

What is the Electoral roll?

An electoral roll (also known as an electoral register, voters roll, poll book, or other terms) is a list of people who are eligible to vote in certain elections in a given jurisdiction. The list is generally divided into electoral districts and is intended to aid election workers at polling stations. Most countries have permanent electoral rolls that are updated on a regular basis (such as France, which does so once a year), while others construct fresh electoral rolls before each election. The final product of a voter registration procedure is electoral rolls. Voter registration (and being included on an electoral roll) is a requirement for voting in most countries. Some jurisdictions, such as North Dakota in the United States, do not need voter registration and do not utilise electoral rolls. Before being allowed to vote in such jurisdictions, a voter must present identity and evidence of eligibility to vote.

Electoral rolls and voter registration serve a variety of purposes, including making voting easier on election day. Voter registration can help authorities identify electoral fraud by allowing them to authenticate an applicant's identity and right to vote, as well as ensuring that they don't vote numerous times. The electoral roll is used to show who has failed to vote in jurisdictions where voting is mandatory. People chosen for jury duty or other civil obligations in certain jurisdictions are picked from an electoral roll.

Most countries stop updating electoral records a few days before an election, usually 14 or 28 days, while others may enable registration at the same time as voting at a polling location; Australia shuts its rolls seven days after an election is announced, rather than on election day.

Traditionally, electoral rolls were kept on paper, in the form of loose-leaf folders or printed pages, but computerised electoral registers are becoming more popular. Similarly, the number of nations using biometric voter registration has risen significantly. Half of Africa and Latin America's countries utilise biometric technology for their voting registers as of 2016. 

All British, Irish, Commonwealth, and European Union nationals have the right to register to vote within the United Kingdom's jurisdiction. British residents residing abroad[clarification needed] may register for up to 15 years after their last registration at a UK address. Citizens of the European Union (who are not Commonwealth or Irish citizens) have the right to vote in European and local elections in the United Kingdom, as well as elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies (if they live in those areas), and some referendums (depending on the rules of the referendum). They do not have the right to vote in general British Parliamentary elections. [10] In Scotland and Wales, the voting age is 16 (for devolved administration and local government elections only). The voting age in England and Northern Ireland  is 18. It is possible to register to vote before this birthday if the voter reaches the voting age before the next revision of the register.

The electoral registration office compiles and maintains the register for each voting district. This office is located in the local council in the United Kingdom (district, borough, or unitary level). The offices in Scotland are frequently associated with councils, although they can sometimes be independent. Northern Ireland has a government-run central Electoral Office.
The registry is now kept by delivering a yearly canvas form to each home (a process introduced by Representation of the People Act 1918). Giving incorrect information can result in a punishment of up to £1,000 (level 3 on the Standard scale). Up to 2001, the updated registration was issued on the 15th of February each year, based on a qualifying date of the 10th of October and a draught register published the preceding year on the 28th of November. The annual'revised' register has been published on the first of December since 2001, as a result of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, however it is possible to update the register with new names each month between January and September.

The registration is available in two different forms. Anyone has the legal right to see the complete version of the register under supervision. This registry is used for voting, and its availability and usage are regulated by law. Certain organisations and people, such as credit reference agencies and political parties, have access to copies of this record.

Anyone can purchase a 'edited' or 'open' version of the register, which excludes individuals who have decided to 'opt out,' for whatever purpose. For a charge, several firms offer online searchable access to the amended registry. 
The Electoral Commission, the Information Commissioner's Office, the Local Government Association, and the Association of Electoral Administrators have all urged for the edited register to be abolished. The groups think that the register should only be used for election and referendum reasons, and that selling voters' personal information is a practise that may deter people from registering to vote. In its report on the Government's recommendations for individual electoral registration and other electoral administration requirements, the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee recommended that the edited register be abolished. Other groups, such as credit reference services, debt collection agencies, and direct marketing firms, have argued that the modified record should be kept. Despite this, on June 25, 2012, Mark Harper MP, as Minister for Political and Constitutional Affairs, indicated that the modified register will be kept through the committee stage of the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill 2012–13.

The following information may be found in the complete register:
number of electors (one or more characters indicating the polling district, followed by a number)
Name and address of the elector, as well as his or her date of birth (if the voter will become eligible to vote during the time period that the register covers)
if the voter has requested a mail-in ballot
A 'Marked Register' is a copy of the register with a mark next to each voter's name who has cast a ballot.
 It is used to keep track of who voted in the election and is retained for a year following the election.  Anyone can examine the marked register after an election, and some persons can buy a copy of it.  The ballot paper numbers are not included in the marked register, nor is it clear who the electors voted for. 

The creation of a Coordinated Online Register of Electors (CORE) is in the works, with the goal of standardising local registers and allowing for central data access.

The data for the registry may be obtained from the planned Citizen Information Project or the National Identity Register, according to one suggestion.

 The Constitutional Affairs Committee and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister launched a joint investigation of the registration system change in January 2005. The Identity Documents Act 2010 abolished the Identity Cards Act 2006, which established the National Identity Register, in January 2010.

Despite strong requests for it, the Electoral Administration Act of 2006 did not include individual voter registration, citing the concern that registration numbers might drop. In the United Kingdom, however, the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 mandated the transition from a system of household registration to a system of individual electoral registration. 

Finding people using the electoral roll

The Electoral Roll (also known as the Electoral Register) is the official list of those who have registered to vote in the United Kingdom. Local governments create the registrations every year.

The electoral registers collection at the British Library is presently only available in printed form for personal study by members of the public. Each constituency's printed electoral records are organised by polling district. Within polling districts, streets are usually arranged in alphabetical order within which houses are arranged in street number order. There are no voter alphabetical indexes.
The printed electoral registers are of limited value for tracing identified persons as a result of this structure. They can only assist you in determining how long a known individual resided at a specific place. When a name vanishes from the electoral rolls, it typically implies the individual has relocated, married, or died. You won't be able to determine which from the registers.

Since 2003, there have been two versions of the electoral register:
• Electoral Register (Full) • Electoral Register (Edited or Open)

All voters' names can be found in earlier voter registrations dating back to 2002. From 1947 until the present, the British Library has a comprehensive collection for the whole country (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). Individual constituency registers are also available at local public libraries and record offices.

The complete version of the register, which has been in use since 2003, comprises the names of all voters and is primarily used to support the election process. Individual registrations are available in several public libraries in the area, as well as the council's electoral registration office. Its public access is highly regulated. As a result of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (SI 752) and the Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (SI 834), registers older than ten years can only be consulted under supervision by personal visitors and copied only with handwritten notes. They can't be revealed until 10 years after they've been published. To find out about local access arrangements, you should contact the appropriate office. The Electoral Commission's website [https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk] has contact information for the electoral services team at your local council.

The entire version of the printed registers for all constituencies is held by the British Library. These may be examined under the supervision of personal visitors to the Reading Rooms, and only handwritten notes may be copied.
The legislation also forbids the Library from releasing any information from the complete version over the phone or in writing until ten years have passed since it was published. You will have to visit the Reading Rooms in person to utilise the Social Sciences collection guides publication, therefore you will have to visit them in person.

Although the British Library gets new voting district records as they are produced, the sorting and binding of these registers for permanent preservation takes a year, rendering them unavailable during that period.

Prior to 2003, anybody could purchase the whole Electoral Register. Only the modified version of the register has been accessible for commercial use for direct marketing, advertising, and other purposes since 2003. To preserve their privacy, it excludes the names of electors who have exercised their right to opt out. The British Library does not have a printed copy of the modified version of the register.
Because it contains information on all electors, there is no way to opt out of the entire version.

Local governments are now compiling registers in machine-readable format. Certain commercial businesses acquire data files from the modified version of the register in order to create databases including the contents of all of the country's registrations. These databases may be searched by name, although they are often charged services. The ones on this list have relatively low fees. This service is not available at the British Library.

The voters roll a source of information

How to use the voter's list as a source of information. Register of Voters Using the voters register to quickly obtain information on someone you need to discover is a fairly effective method of doing it. You'll be able to look them up by name and address (which usually saves you a lot of time opposed to looking through a phone book). In the United Kingdom, registration takes place between August and October. Voters must go to their local electoral registration office to register, or they can have the paperwork mailed to them. This does not rule out the possibility of registering later in the year.

What is the voter registration list?
The electoral register, for those who don't know, is a thorough list of who is registered and eligible to vote in the democratic process. You have the right to vote as a subject. This allows you to participate in the formation of your country's government and civic organisation. It is a democratic right that you have. Names and residences can be found in the electoral register. Each municipal office maintains a list of who is registered to vote in their jurisdiction. If you're not sure if you're eligible to vote, the local office can assist you. Any changes in your address (where you live) or name should be reported to the local office. This will assist them in updating their database.
Who is eligible to be added to the list?

subjects of the United Kingdom Commonwealth citizens are people who live in a nation that is part of the Commonwealth. Ireland's citizens a person who lives in the United Kingdom 18 years of age and up The right to vote is unrestricted by law. On the registry can only be those who are not bound by any legal restrictions. Sentenced convicts, foreigners living in the UK, members of the House of Lords, mentally ill patients, and others are among those who are restricted. Another need is that one's name be included in the updated version of the electoral register. If all you have is their name or address, finding them might be difficult. This is where sponsored internet searches, such as The UK Electoral Roll, come into play.

What types of services do we offer?
Quick searches Databases of enormous size Searches for marriages, deaths, and UK property ownership Online searches are simple to use, time-saving, and extremely useful. You may do an online search using your forename, surname, address, or zip code.
What information will be provided to the public?

This is a crucial topic, particularly for people who value their privacy. To begin, you must realise that there are two voter registration lists. The first is referred to as the entire version. This version/list contains all of your personal information. It is mostly used for searches such as credit checks, election monitoring, and preventing and detecting identity theft. The modified version is the second version of this registration. Information regarding your personal information is more limited here. Individuals or businesses can purchase this version of the register to use for commercial purposes such as marketing. You can choose to appear in the modified version. There is an option to appear (or not appear) on this version of the registry when filling out the registration form.
What services are available through the UK Electoral Roll?

For a month, you may do an unrestricted search by complete name. You may also do the same thing with surnames, forenames, or addresses for one month at no cost. You may use these searches to find out about other things like birth, death, and marriage records. There's also the option of running a single detailed search across all three categories. You'll receive complete names, spouse names, marriage dates, birth dates, death dates, property purchase dates, property owner names, and so on. All of this information is at your hands thanks to the voter registration database and the ease of doing internet searches. We use the voters roll to give quick People Searches, Death Searches, Marriage Searches, and UK Property Ownership to the general public. 


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