Elections - Electoral Register
The Electoral Register is a list of all the people in the Basildon Borough who have registered to vote in elections.
Registering to vote
Everybody in the Borough must apply to be included on the Electoral Register. Do not assume that your name will automatically appear on the register because you pay Council Tax. For further information regarding being included on the Electoral Register, please visit How to Register.
You can only vote in an election if your name appears in the register of electors. The deadline for new registration applications, to enable you to vote at the European Parliamentary/Borough Council elections on 22 May 2014, is 5pm on Wednesday, 7 April 2014.
If you completed the registration form that was delivered to your home during the autumn last year, you should be on the Electoral Register. If you wish to check whether you are on the register, please contact email@example.com (telephone 01268 294669).
You have to apply to be included in the Electoral Register. Do not assume that your name will automatically appear on the register because you pay Council Tax. As long as you are eligible, you can apply to register to vote at any time of the year.
You can and should register to vote if:
- You're eligible to vote but not already registered
- You have been registered but have changed address
- You have been registered but your name has changed.
There are special registration forms for British citizens living overseas, members of HM Forces, Crown Servants and person with no fixed address - for more information please contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01268 294669 or visit AboutMyVote.com
The Electoral Register
There are two versions of the Electoral Register; the full register and the edited register.
The full register lists everybody who has registered to vote and includes their address. The full register is mainly used for elections, but it can also be used for preventing and detecting crime and checking your identity when you apply for credit.
The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing. You may choose to opt out of the edited register; this means that your name and details will only be seen on the full register which will only be used for the activities above.
Where can I view the Electoral Registers?
Basildon Borough Council makes the Electoral Registers available for anyone to view at Basildon Borough Council, The Basildon Centre, St Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL during normal office hours (Monday to Friday 9am - 5:15pm).
The current full register can be viewed, but an appointment must be made with a member of the Electoral Registration team. The current edited register can be viewed at any time and is also available at Basildon Borough Council, The Basildon Centre, St Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL.
To make an appointment to view the Electoral Registers