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Opt in/out of the Open Version of the Electoral Register

There are two versions of the register - the Electoral Register and the Open Register. Find out more information about the two registers and opt out or opt in of appearing on the Open Register.

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There are two registers. Why?

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as:

  • detecting crime (e.g. fraud)
  • calling people for jury service
  • checking credit applications

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.

Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

You will receive a letter once the request has been processed which confirms the date your request becomes effective.

This form is for use by residents who live in the Fenland District Council area only.

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  1. Opt in or out of the open version of the electoral register
    1. Please provide us with your contact details which may be used to ask for further information or to provide confirmation of your request.
    2. Opt in or out of the open version of the electoral register?*