There are two versions of the electoral register - the full electoral register and the open register.
The Full Electoral Register
The Full Electoral Register (sometimes called the 'electoral roll') lists the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote.
Circulation of the full register is strictly limited to individuals and organisations listed in the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001.
Recipients of the electoral register may only use it for the purposes specified by the regulations, which are for electoral purposes, the prevention and detection of crime, safeguarding national security or checking the identities of individuals who have applied for financial services.
It is a criminal offence for any recipient to disclose information from the full register or to use it for any other purposes than those set out above.
The full register is updated monthly between January and September through rolling registration.