The Electoral Registration Office
Department for Corporate Support
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
The register is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote within the City of Plymouth. The register is used at all local and national elections, and referendums. It is, therefore, important that all eligible persons are included in it otherwise they will not be able to vote at any type of election or referendum.
The annual register was published on 16 October 2012. The next register will be published on 17 February 2014.
There are two types of register each year - the full register and the edited register.
The full register
This lists everyone who is entitled to vote. You can check it by calling at the council offices or at the Plymouth Library Service. Only certain people and organisations can have copies of the full register, and they can only use it for specified purposes. These include electoral purposes, the prevention and detection of crime and checking your identity when you have applied for credit. The law says who can have a copy of the full register and what they can use it for. The full list of such persons and purposes is given in the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002. It is a criminal offence for them to pass it on to anyone else or to use it for any other purpose.
The edited register
This leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked to be excluded from that version of the register. The edited register can be bought by anyone who asked for a copy and they may use it for any purpose.
The full and edited registers are not compiled in name order. Each register is broken down into polling areas, with the names listed by alphabetical street order.
If you need to register to vote see our register to vote page.
Voter Registration Forms have been posted to all households to update the new register. If you have not received a form or you require another one please contact the Electoral Registration Service or download a form from our registration form page and return as soon as possible.
Please note that the Electoral Registration Service only deals with electoral matters. Any matter concerning credit must be taken up with the appropriate credit reference agency.
Permanently opt out of the edited register
In accordance with section 11 of the Data Protection Act 1998 you can request to have your details permanetly excluded from the edited register.
Please print off and return the permanent opt out form to Electoral Registration Office, Civic Centre, Plymouth PL1 2AA
Service personel and spouse
From 15 February 2001 Members of HM forces have had the option of completing a civilian style registration form or of completing a service declaration.
All service declarations are now valid for a duration of five years. If you wish to complete a service declaration you should contact the electoral registration office.
Alternatively you can download the service declaration from the About my Vote website. The spouse of a serving member of HM Forces may also make use of these options.
If you are a British Citizen and you intend to move abroad to live or work, you may a still be able to register to vote at Parliamentary Elections.
Further details can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Services Team or you can download a form from the Electoral Commission and return it to the Electoral Registration Service.
Revised Register of Electors (published 16 October 2012)
Notice is hereby given that the revised Register of Electors is available for inspection at the Civic Centre and The Central Library in Plymouth.
If you believe that your name should appear in this register or you have moved address since you completed your annual voter registration form, please telephone the Electoral Registration Service on 01752 304936 or 01752 304866 or why not visit the Civic Centre where staff will be pleased to help you.
Due to legislation the Electoral Register can not be published on the internet.
The registers are not compiled in name order. Each register is broken down into polling areas, with names listed by alphabetical street order.
There is no surname search available.
The Electoral Registration Service does not provide an archive service to old registers. Old registers are held at the Plymouth Library Service. You would be well advised to contact the Library Service to enquire as to availability.
The Plymouth Register Office holds records of births, deaths and marriages for the Plymouth area.