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.  Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

Publication Dates 2021

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: Friday 11 December 2020 – Added to Register by: Monday 4 January 2021

Registration Application Received by: Friday 8 January 2021 – Added to Register by: Monday 1 February 2021

Registration Application Received by: Friday 5 February 2021 – Added to Register by: Monday 1 March 2021

Registration Application Received by: Wednesday 10 March 2021 – Added to Register by: Thursday 1 April 2021

Registration Application Received by: Monday 12 April 2021 – Added to Register by: Tuesday 4 May 2021

Registration Application Received by: Monday 10 May 2021 – Added to Register by: Tuesday 1 June 2021

Registration Application Received by: Wednesday 9 June 2021 – Added to Register by: Thursday 1 July 2021

Registration Application Received by: Friday 9 July 2021 – Added to Register by: Monday 2 August 2021.

Registration Application Received by: Tuesday 10 August 2021 – Added to Register by: Wednesday 1 September 2021

Registration Application Received by: Thursday 9 September 2021 – Added to Register by: Friday 1 October 2021

Registration Application Received by: Friday 8 October 2021 – Added to Register by: Monday 1 November 2021

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.