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Electoral register

Inspecting the register

An updated electoral register is published each year on 1 December. Monthly updates are made to register until September.

There are two registers. Why?

Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers - the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register).

The Electoral register

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 also used for other limited purposes specified in law such as:

  • Detecting crime (for example fraud)
  • Calling people for jury service
  • Checking credit applications

This version of the register can be inspected at the Reference and Information Library, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull or at the Hull History Centre. This version cannot be copied.

More information about the reference library at Central Library

More information about the Hull History Centre

The Open Register

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. Please contact us if you want to be removed from the open register.   

Please note Hull City Council cannot be held responsible for the refusal of any loans or credit arrangements caused by non-registration.

Contact us

Electoral Services
Hull City Council
Alfred Gelder Street
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Tel: 01482 300 302
Fax: 01482 614 804
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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