Updating electoral roll
It is also used by local authorities for their duties relating to security, law enforcement and crime prevention, for example checking entitlement to council tax discount or housing benefit.
It may also be used by the police for law enforcement purposes.
To process this type of information the Data Controller must have a relevant policy document that sets out how this information will be handled.
You should refer to the Privacy Notice at for further information relating to the processing of personal data.
Individual electoral registration was introduced in England, Scotland and Wales in 2014.
List of eligible nationalities To verify your identity, the date you provide will be processed by the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service managed by the Cabinet Office.
As part of this process your data will be shared with the Department of Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office suppliers that are data processors for the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service.
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It is used by electoral registration officers and returning officers across the country for purposes related to elections and referendums.