The Electoral Register

Find out when you will be added to the electoral register if you update your details during the year.

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.

It is still possible to register to vote throughout the year. Register to vote online at GOV.UK.

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

Why there are 2 types of register

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, like 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 to opt in or opt out of the open register

Complete the online form to change your open register status.

Or you can send an email to 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 in December 2021.

Here are the deadlines for rolling registration in 2022.

If we get your form by Your details will be changed on
Monday 10 January 2022 Tuesday 1 February 2022
Monday 7 February 2022 Tuesday 1 March 2022
Thursday 10 March 2022 Friday 1 April 2022
Thursday 7 April 2022 Tuesday 3 May 2022
Tuesday 10 May 2022 Wednesday 1 June 2022
Thursday 9 June 2022 Friday 1 July 2022
Friday 8 July 2022 Monday 1 August 2022
Wednesday 10 August 2022 Thursday 1 September 2022