Registration officers at the council keep two registers:

  • The electoral register (full version) which is sometimes called the electoral roll, and
  • The open register (also known as the edited 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 (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service, checking credit applications.

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.

Please note, your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed (opt-out).  Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

Publication Dates 2022

The date you submit your registration application will depend on when you appear on the Electoral Register, and the table below shows the publication dates for this year:

Registration Application Received by Added to Register by
Monday 13 December 2021Tuesday 4 January 2022
Monday 10 January 2022Tuesday 1 February 2022
Monday 7 February 2022Tuesday 1 March 2022
Thursday 10 March 2022Friday 1 April 2022
Thursday 7 April 2022Tuesday 3 May 2022
Tuesday 10 May 2022Wednesday 1 June 2022
Thursday 9 June 2022Friday 1 July 2022
Friday 8 July 2022Monday 1 August 2022
Wednesday 10 August 2022Thursday 1 September 2022
Friday 9 September 2022Monday 3 October 2022
Monday 10 October 2022Tuesday 1 November 2022

Inspection of the Electoral Register

Members of the public may inspect the full Electoral Register, and/or the Open Register under supervision at the Town Hall in Bexhill:

Town Hall
Bexhill-on-Sea
TN39 3JX
Tel: 01424 787000
Fax: 01424 787766
Email: elections@rother.gov.uk

  • The Register may only be inspected under supervision, to check your own details, or those of other voters for electoral purposes.
  • They should not be used for debt collection purposes or tracing people for whatever reason. 

You will need to make a prior appointment to view the Electoral Register between the hours of 9am – 4pm.

  • The Electoral Register is arranged in alphabetical street order within polling districts.
  • They are not arranged in alphabetical voter order.
  • You are allowed to make handwritten notes but you are not allowed to make photocopies or digital images of the Register.
  • You will be asked to sign a declaration stating that you are only using the register for electoral purposes.

To make an appointment to view the Electoral Register please email elections@rother.gov.uk or phone 01424 787000.