The Electoral Roll is a database of all those registered to vote in a given electoral area. The electoral roll governs the process of voting, helps to eliminate electoral fraud and is also used to select those for juries.
The Electoral roll is used in most democracies including the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and New Zealand. In the United Kingdom (UK) the right to register for voting extends to all British, Republic of Ireland, Commonwealth and European Union citizens. People in the UK are required by the law to provide their name and address for inclusion on the Electoral roll.
These details are held on the Electoral Roll and searching this roll can help find locate or trace a person.
The electoral roll is compiled for every electoral poll district and has two formats. The full electoral roll is made available for a supervised inspection by anybody, It is this roll that is used for voting and its supply and use is limited by law. Copies of the electoral roll are available to certain groups and individuals, such as credit reference agencies for confirming address details.
In October 2002, new regulations under the Representation of the People (England & Wales) (Amendment) 2002 Act came into force there are now two versions available, the Full Electoral Roll and Edited Electoral Roll.
The full roll lists everyone who is entitled to vote. In the UK
The UK's three Credit reference agencies, which are Equifax, Experian and Callcredit are allowed to use the full electoral roll, but only to check a persons name and address if they are applying for credit and to prevent money laundering. Anyone who has a copy of the full electoral roll will be committing a criminal offence if they pass on information from it or allow access to third parties.
The general public does not have access to the full Electoral Rolls after October 2002 but can access the full electoral roll before this date or full edited versions for all years.
The edited electoral roll does not have the names and addresses of people who have requested their names to be excluded from it. The edited Electoral Roll can be bought or accessed by anyone, This edited version of the electoral roll is easily searchable using online search facilities such as 192.
How many records are available?
Approximately 26 million people are recorded on the latest edited 2012 Electoral Roll, and 212 million records in total spanning ten years. All records are available for searching at 192, click on the banners on this page to have a look., Its FREE to try.
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In order to search the electoral roll you simply need the persons first name / Christian name and surname, if you have a middle initial or approximate idea where they may be living ie a radius of 42 miles from London this will help to reduce the number of results and enable you to find the person you are searching for faster.
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Between August and October each year, an electoral registration form is delivered to each property. When its received the details need to be checked to make sure they are correct.
It is then returned to the electoral registration office. The new Electoral Roll is published on 1 December every year.