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electoral register

(in the UK) a list of all electors entitled to vote in a local, parliamentary or European election. The electoral register is compiled in mid-October every year and shows the names and addresses of UK nationals aged 18 years and over, together with those who will attain that age during the lifetime of the register. Although some people fail to register, the electoral register is useful to the sociologist in that it provides an up-to-date list of inhabitants of a given area from which to draw random and non-random samples of the population for QUESTIONNAIRE and related studies.

Electoral Register


a document listing persons who have the right to vote in a given electoral district. In the USSR, electoral registers are compiled by the executive committees of corresponding soviets of people’s deputies and are posted well in advance of elections, so that the voters can check the accuracy of their entries in the register. Complaints of inaccuracy in an electoral register are lodged with the executive committee that compiled the register.

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It's not acceptable that so many people are missing from the electoral register at the moment due to the complexity of having to register whenever you move, even if it's within the same area.
Although anyone can opt out of having their details on the widelyavailable open electoral register, they are entered in the full register available to view in council offices unless they have been allowed to register anonymously.
Furthermore there are hundreds of separate electoral registers and they are all held locally, not on a single national database.
When your information is verified, your local council will send you a letter to confirm that you will be included on the electoral register.
But if people aren't on the electoral register, they will not be able to vote and have their say.
Voter registration ends on Friday and anyone not registered individually will not be included in the electoral register.
RESEARCH has revealed 57,000 Brummies have lost their right to vote after falling off the electoral register.
CARDIFF residents are being asked to check that their information on the city's electoral register is correct.
Hamdi has questioned the electoral register, saying that he had submitted queries to the NEC on the electoral register of national constituency of eastern Hiasahisa (4) , Wad-Sawi polling center, in which he claimed most of the registered persons hail from neighboring Al-Sadagha quarter, calling on the NEC for urgent clarification on the matter, adding that he did not receive any response.
The UK Electoral Commission has launched a dedicated overseas voter registration campaign to encourage British citizens living abroad to add their names to the electoral register by signing up online.
Al-Hakimi affirmed the need for dialogue with all political parties to discuss ways of support for the electoral register process.
The committee has submitted a book to the Interior Ministry on the basis of the law of the general election to make sure the electoral register for this year is well checked and updated to find out who is entitled to vote and who does not meet the necessary conditions," he added.