The Council is responsible for the compiling of the annual Register of Electors, and the maintaining of the Roll throughout the year.
The Register of Electors is a record of everyone who lives within the boundaries of the local authority and who is eligible to vote at elections.
This must be kept in two versions, full details of which includes all electors and an edited version which only includes those electors who have given permission for their details to be on the public list. The edited version may be sold commercially.
More and more the Register of Electors is being used to confirm an individual's address, especially if they are applying for credit such as a mortgage, personal loan or even a mobile telephone. If you are not registered you will probably be refused credit as well as losing your right to have your say via the ballot box.
West Somerset Council
West Somerset House
Telephone: 01984 635272