Is there a way I can look up the electoral role for free ?

I just wondered I know there is 192.com but it charges £15 minimum and I only want to do one search. I did see some work around on this forum but I think it doesn' work any more as I can't find the sections they talk about.
Stephen

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  • I just wondered I know there is 192.com but it charges £15 minimum and I only want to do one search. I did see some work around on this forum but I think it doesn' work any more as I can't find the sections they talk about.
    In "normal" times you can use the library service for the area you are interested in and consult the register there.  If you aren't in the area you could try phoning. 
      
    In these abnormal/Covid times, it may be that you could phone or the library may be offering a click and collect service for books and staff would be willing to check things for you while you waited.
  • Marcon
    Marcon Posts: 10,548 Forumite
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    edited 14 February 2021 at 1:33AM
    I wonder if there's another way to answer your query - are you able to be more specific (obviously without giving any names) about what exactly you'd like to check?

    Checking the electoral register won't necessarily identify an individual if that's what you are hoping to do. They may have opted out of the 'open' register, or have registered to vote anonymously;  in either case, you won't be able to see their details.
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • General_Grant
    General_Grant Posts: 4,826 Forumite
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    edited 14 February 2021 at 6:05PM
    Marcon said:
    I wonder if there's another way to answer your query - are you able to be more specific (obviously without giving any names) about what exactly you'd like to check?

    Checking the electoral register won't necessarily identify an individual if that's what you are hoping to do. They may have opted out of the 'open' register, or have registered to vote anonymously;  in either case, you won't be able to see their details.
    The "open register" is the one which is sold.  Unless things have changed in last six years the library will have the full register.
    Those with proven safety concerns who have followed the anonymity procedure should not be included there.
  • Marcon
    Marcon Posts: 10,548 Forumite
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    Marcon said:
    I wonder if there's another way to answer your query - are you able to be more specific (obviously without giving any names) about what exactly you'd like to check?

    Checking the electoral register won't necessarily identify an individual if that's what you are hoping to do. They may have opted out of the 'open' register, or have registered to vote anonymously;  in either case, you won't be able to see their details.
    The "open register" is the one which is sold.  Unless things have changed in last six years the library will have the full register.
    Those with proven safety concerns who have followed the anonymity procedure should not be included there.
    No, you're (still!) right - but the snag with the full register is that you can only view that 'under supervision', which rules it out for the foreseeable future. 
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
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