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The electoral register

The electoral register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote.

There are two versions of the register: the full 'electoral' register and the 'open' register.

Both registers are held at the Guildhall and can be inspected by anyone. You must make an appointment in advance to view the full electoral register.

The full electoral register

The full register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote, as well as other limited purposes such as preventing and detecting crime, and checking credit and loan applications.

The open register

The open register is an extract of the full register that can be bought by any person, company or organisation. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed.


Entries on the register or applications for registration (except anonymous registrations) can be objected to by any elector who is registered in that area.


The current register of electors for Cambridge was published on 1 December 2018, with 89,811 electors registered to vote.

Electorate statistics 2009 to 2018
Publication date Full register electorate Open register electorate
1 December 2009 89,857 47,201
4 January 2011 89,762 45,065
1 December 2011 90,907 55,993
16 November 2012 88,472 54,808
1 March 2013 90,347 55,196
17 February 2014 93,159 57,267
1 December 2014 91,232 49,890
1 December 2015 81,128 36,721
1 December 2016 87,084 34,706
1 March 2017 87,171 34,688
1 December 2017 90,826 34,086
1 December 2018 89,811 32,847

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