The Electoral Register

The electoral register is a list of everybody within the city who is entitled to vote.

It has been compiled from voter registration forms that were delivered to all residential addresses in Brighton & Hove at a set time of year.

A revised Register of Electors will be published on 3 February 2020. It will reflect revised elector numbers and polling districts that were not revised on 1 December 2019 due to the Parliamentary General Election timetable. This will be used for all elections called between 3 February and 1 December 2020.

It is still possible to register to vote throughout the year. You can register at

Individual electoral registration (IER)

Since June 2014 people registering to vote in Brighton & Hove have done so under the new system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER). Find out more about Individual Electoral Registration

There are two types of register. Why?

Using information received by 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 (eg fraud)
  • calling people for jury service
  • checking credit applications

The open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but it's 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.

How can I opt in or opt out of the open register?

Complete this form or email Electoral Services ( and provide your name, postal address and email address and state whether you want to opt in or out of the open register.

Read our voting and elections service privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data

Publication dates

The Register of Electors is updated every year and is produced to allow eligible people to vote in elections. It was published on 1 December 2019.

Here are the deadlines for rolling registration in 2020 

If we get your form by Your details will be changed on
Wednesday 11 December 2019 Thursday 2 January 2020
Friday 10 January 2020 Monday 3 February 2020
Friday 7 February 2020 Monday 2 March 2020
Tuesday 10 March 2020 Wednesday 1 April 2020
Tuesday 7 April 2020 Friday 1 May 2020
Thursday 7 May 2020 Monday 1 June 2020
Tuesday 9 June 2020 Wednesday 1 July 2020
Friday 10 July 2020 Monday 3 August 2020
Monday 10 August 2020 Tuesday 1 September 2020

Notice of Intention to Republish the Register of Electors

In accordance with section 13(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 notice is hereby given of the Brighton & Hove Electoral Registration Officer’s intention to publish a revised Register of Electors.
The revised Register will be published on 3 February 2020.

The new Register will reflect revised elector numbers and polling districts that were not revised on 1 December 2019 due to the Parliamentary General Election timetable.

Geoff Raw
Electoral Registration Officer

17 January 2020