Electoral Roll 2012
The Electoral Roll for 2012 has been created from information collected in September 2011. You can search the latest electoral roll from January each year, it is an effective way of locating where people you have lost touch and find out where they are currently living, but it is not without its downsides. We offer one of the most detailed electoral roll search services in the UK for the electoral roll 2012
One of the main issues with using the electoral roll 2012 as a people-tracing tool is that around 50% of the population in the UK have edited themselves from the register. This means that whilst they maintain voting rights they have asked to be omitted from the version of the electoral roll that is sold for tracing and marketing purposes. Although this sounds complicated it is very simple to do, there is a box on each register that comes through the post that you can tick, once ticked you will not appear on the edited version of the electoral roll that is sold to UK companies.
The Full Register
The Full Electoral Roll 2012 Register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. By law, only certain people and organisations can have copies of the full register and they can only use it for specified purposes, which include electoral purposes, the prevention, and detection of crime, and credit checks, the full version cannot be used to locate old friends and family or trace debtors. It is a criminal offence to supply or sell on a copy of the full register to anyone except as allowed by the Regulations.
A copy of the full register is available for inspection, by appointment and under supervision, at the local Town Hall, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. The information contained in the register may be copied only by taking handwritten notes.
The Edited Register
The Edited version of the Electoral Roll 2012 is available for general sales and can be bought by anyone who requests a copy and they may use it for any purpose such as commercial and marketing activities. The edited register omits the names and addresses of electors who have requested their details to be excluded from this register. This is the version that is made available to trace companies.
You can view the Edited Register at any library in the borough to which you think the person lives. A second issue with the using the electoral roll as a tracing tool is, because it is only collected once a year it can go out of date rather quickly as people move. Most people use an electoral roll search to trace people because they have moved, if they have moved since September 2011 then there is little point in using the electoral roll 2012, if this is the case you would be better served people finder search from a professional people ordering a finder company.
You can choose to opt-out from the edited version of the Electoral Register by ticking the relevant box when completing a voter registration form.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about the Electoral Roll 2012
on Wed, Dec 14, 2011