Open Register

The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) is required to publish two versions of the register of electors:

  • the electoral register
  • the open 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, e.g., checking credit applications.

The Open Register

The open register, also known as the edited 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.

How to opt out of the Open Register

Contact the Electoral Services Office on 01827 214155 or email

Alternatively, you can complete this form (Open Register Change Request), and return to:

Tamworth Borough Council
Electoral Registration Officer
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
B79 7BZ

Purchase of the Open Register

The open register is available for sale to any person who requests a copy (Regulation 110 Representation of the People Regulations (RPR) 2001).

The current statutory fees for the open register are (Regs 110 and 111 RPR 2001):

  • Data: £20.00 plus £1.50 per thousand entries
  • Paper: £10.00 plus £5.00 per thousand entries

If you wish to purchase certain wards rather than the full open register, please email

To find out more information or to request an order form, please contact the Electoral Services Office.