The electoral register/voters roll is a public document
available for inspection which lists everyone who is entitled
to vote in the district.
We hold two versions - the full published version and the edited
This lists everyone who is entitled to vote. Only certain people
and organisations can have copies of this, and they can only use it
for specified purposes.
Inspection is under supervision and information taken from this
version cannot be used for commercial purposes. Photocopying or
electronic recording is not permitted by law.
This is more readily available and can be used for any purpose
and any person or organisation can buy a copy and use it for
commercial activities such as marketing.
If you do NOT want to appear in this version make sure you
indicate on your voter registration form or annual canvass form
your desire to opt-out of appearing. You can also permanently
opt-out so we do not ask you again each year.
We update the register monthly (click on monthly revisions
timetable below). By law we also have to carry out an annual
canvass. We'll hand deliver a form to your home each
year during the summer/early Autumn so you can let us
know whether your circumstances have changed or not.
However this year (2013), the canvass will commence
later - from 1st October 2013 as the publication date for
the revised register will be 17 February 2014 - this will be the
register in force for the European
Parliamentary election in May/June 2014 - date to be
You can then register to vote by:
- returning the form in the post
- ringing our freephone number
- sending a text message; or
- by registering on-line
Outside of this period you have to register by completing our
rolling voter registration form - see below.
registered to vote yet?
Just moved house and want to register to vote?
Just download our application form, fill it in, then post it
back to us.
voter registration form (29KB)
You don't have to have a
permanent address in our area, but you do have to have some
form of local connection - you may be in the armed forces and
stationed away or have now moved abroad. Visit the Frequently asked Questions
section of our site
"registering during the canvass".
To be registered you must be
British, Irish or from another Commonwealth Country or a from
a Member State of the EU - to check whether your nationality
qualifies - see the list of countries below.
There are also circumstances when
you can register anonymously - to find out more
about registration in these circumstances - visit the Frequently asked Questions
section of our site
You have the right to object to
another person's application to be added to the
register, or to object to an existing entry in the Register of
Electors for South Staffordshire, as long as you are also on the
electoral register. (The full version of the register is
available for inspection, under supervision, at the Council
For further information on the
objections procedure and a form to make an objection, please see
Just download our application
form below, fill it in, then post it back to us.
99% of those eligible to vote are now registered.
Take a look at our canvass statistics for previous years
Please note that we are under a duty to protect
public funds so may use the information you provide
on registration forms to help prevent and detect fraud.
We may also share this information with other bodies responsible
for auditing or administering public funds.
Yes you can, but only the edited version.
For full details, download our latest guidance:
Cost of purchasing the
Find out when the next register is published - and when the last
date for applications is:
Timetable to Rolling Registration 2013 (79KB)
We're committed to providing a top class service. Find out more
about what you can expect from us in our:
of Electors Policy (71KB)
Find out more about the electoral register from our frequently asked questions section.
Go back to the elections
Phone: (01902) 696121
Fax: (01902) 696800