info box | register to vote From May 2023 Voter ID is required to be shown if you wish to vote in person at a polling station. The electoral register and the open register There are two versions of the electoral register. The differences between them are explained here. Inspect or purchase the register Anyone can inspect the register of electors or purchase all or parts of the register. Opt in/out of the open register The open register is sold to 3rd parties - you will be included in this unless you request to be removed. Annual Household Canvass We carry out a “canvass” every year to ensure that the electoral register is up to date for every residential property.