Opt in/out request

Request to opt out or to opt into the Open Register

There are two versions of the Electoral Register

The Electoral Registration Officer keeps two registers – the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register).

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes set out in law, such as detecting crime (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but isn’t used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it’s used by businesses and charities to confirm names and addresses. 

Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register doesn’t affect your right to vote.

Please provide the following details (along with your request) and send it to us at ero@renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk to allow us to complete your request to opt out or in the Open Register.

Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board