Since 2004, registration authorities are required to publish two versions of the register the full register and the edited register.
Register of Electors
The full register lists everyone who is entitled to vote and can only be used for an electoral or other statutory purpose.
Edited Register of Electors
The edited register contains the names and addresses of persons whose details can be used for a purpose other than an electoral or other statutory purpose e.g. for direct marketing use by a commercial or other organisation. Every elector is given a choice as to whether they wish to be included or not.