What is the register of electors?
The Full Register
The full register contains the names and addresses of residents in the Borough who have registered and are eligible to vote. If your name is not on the Register of Electors you will not be able to vote at any elections.
The register is used for:
- Elections and referendums
- The Jury Service
- Credit reference
- Prevention and detection of crime
The full register is not available to view online as only certain people or organisations can have copies of the full register, and they can only use it for specified purposes. Details of others who can have copies of the full register and what they can use it for are given in the representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) regulations 20052(SI2002 No 1871)
A copy of the full register can be viewed at:-Melton Borough Council
between the hours of 09:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday
The full register cannot be viewed online
The Open Register
The open register leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked for them to be excluded from that version of the register. The open register can be bought by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purposes.
How do I buy a copy of the open register?
Only the Open Register is available for general sale; in whole or in part.
Prices are calculated as follows:
- in paper form - £10.00 admin fee plus £5.00 per 1,000 entries or part on the Register
- in data form - £20.00 admin fee plus £1.50 per 1,000 entries or part on the Register
The prices are set by section 110 of the Representation of the People Regulations 2001.
For further information on who is entitled to a copy of the Full Register of Electors, please call 01664 502502 or email
Online Open Register Searches
It is possible to search electoral registers using online commercial organisations. However, these organisations are only entitled to be supplied with information on the open register.
You may find that your name appears on an online search despite you telling us that you do not want your name on the open register. This can happen if your details were passed on to the commercial organisation before you told us that you did not want to be on the open register. It may be that you have been living at your address since before 2002; when there was only one version of the register.
You should contact the commercial organisation if you want your name removed from their online search because your name is not on the up-to-date open register.