Permanently opting out of the Edited Register

The voter registration form gives you the choice of opting out of the edited register by ticking the box on the form. You must also ask each person named on the form if they want to opt out of the edited register. Under election law, the Electoral Registration Officer must offer this choice to you each year and the opt-out only applies for the next 12 months.

The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing.

Under Section 11 of the Data Protection Act 1998, you can give the Electoral Registration Officer notice that you do not want your personal information to be used for direct marketing either permanently or until further notice.

You cannot do this on behalf of another person. Each individual must inform the Electoral Registration Officer separately that they want to do this.

If you give notice under Section 11, the Electoral Registration Officer must comply with it and process your data fairly. He will pre-tick the opt-out box on the form in future (or until further notice) to show that you do not want to appear on the edited register.

A form for your use is available below, or you can write to the Electoral Registration Officer at the address below, or email

Form to Opt out of Edited Register (DOC, 20KB)

The Electoral Registration Officer

Milton Keynes Council

Civic Offices

1 Saxon Gate East

Milton Keynes


Last Updated: 12 February 2021