We hold the Electoral Register for Rutland.
You can only vote in elections if your name's on the Electoral Register at least 11 days before the poll date.
You can add your name to the register at any time. The registration process can take from two to six weeks, depending on when you apply.
There are special rules about adding names to the voters list during an election period - if you're added during this time, you may not be able to vote at that election. Find out more at:
Versions of the electoral register
There are two versions of the electoral register.
- The full version - this includes the name and address of everyone registered to vote, except those who register to vote anonymously.
- The open register - this is an extract of the full electoral register that's available to anyone who wants to buy it (businesses or charities, for example)
You can opt out of the open register when you register to vote. If you're already registered and want to opt out, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can use the full electoral register
We use the register for electoral purposes, such as issuing poll cards.
Candidates, registered political parties and other registered campaigners are allowed copies of the full register for campaigning activities, including sending election communication to voters.
It's also used for:
- detecting crime
- calling people for jury service
- checking credit applications
Registered credit agencies can ask for a copy of the full register.
We cannot contact or deal with a credit agency on your behalf. We are able to confirm if you're registered or not in writing and tell you if a specific credit agency's been given a copy of the register.