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 2022.

Here are the deadlines for rolling registration in 2023.

Date we receive your form

Date we change your details

Monday 12 December 2022

Tuesday 3 January 2023

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Tuesday 7 February 2023

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Friday 10 March 2023

Monday 3 April 2023

Thursday 6 April 2023

Tuesday 2 May 2023

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Thursday 1 June 2023

Friday 9 June 2023

Monday 3 July 2023

Monday 10 July 2023

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Thursday 10 August 2023

Friday 1 September 2023

Friday 8 September 2023

Monday 2 October 2023

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Wednesday 1 November 2023

We will publish the next Register of Electors on Friday 1 December 2023.

Verification number

We use the number of people registered to vote in Brighton & Hove to calculate our verification number. Read our notice of the verification number for 2023 to 2024.