Don't miss out on your right to vote
The registration system changed on 10 June 2014 to Individual Electoral Registration.
To find out more about Individual Electoral Registration (IER)
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. To be removed from the open register you can call us on 01483 444115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name and address and stating that you wish to be removed from the open register.
The section at the bottom of the letter headed 'The open register' is a general description of what the open register is and what you have to do to be removed. If your letter says you will not be included then you don't need to contact us again unless you wish to go back onto the open register. 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.
To register you must be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of a member state of the European Union. The online registration will check your status.
As soon as you are 18 you can vote. If you are 16 or 17 now, make sure you register, otherwise you can't vote when you reach 18.
If you are a student, you can register at both your term time address and at the address you live at outside of term time. If you decide to register at both addresses, you are only entitled to vote once in any election such as a Council, European or General Election.
If both addresses are in Guildford Borough you are only entitled to register at one address.
Visit our non-registration for university students webpage if you are a university student and you need to notify us of non-registration.
We can help if you are applying for a mortgage or credit and are having problems proving that you are included in the register of electors. Please contact us and we will provide a letter confirming your details - free of charge.
Last updated: 19 January 2015 14:41 PM