Borough Council of Wellingborough

Finedon Road closure

Please be aware that Network Rail are closing Finedon Road from 22 March, to replace their bridge to enable electrification of the line.

Viewing the register of electors

The full register of electors is available for public inspection at our offices between 9:30am and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday. It is published in address order alphabetically within polling districts. We can advise on which polling districts to search for a particular street. You will be required to sign a declaration form before being able to view the full register.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Appointments should be made no later than one hour prior to when you wish to view the register and will last for a maximum of thirty minutes. Viewing the register must be carried out under the supervision of one the council's officers. Please call 01933 231513 or email elections@wellingborough.gov.uk to arrange this with a member of our team.

Can I search by a person's name?

No, by law you cannot search the register by name. If you have no idea of where the person is living, or used to live, you will have to search through more than 50,000 entries.

Can I make a copy of the register?

You can search through the register and take hand-written notes, but cannot make an electronic copy (such as a photograph) of the register.

Can the register be used to trace relatives?

If you call the office, confirmation can only be given if both a name and corresponding address are supplied.

You may send correspondence to the elections team, who can forward it to the elector if they are registered. All letters will be opened to ensure the content is not malicious.

Only the current register of electors is available for public inspection at the council offices. Once the register is over fifteen years old it is sent to Northamptonshire Archives. You can find contact and address details by following this link.

Tracing long-lost friends and relatives may sometimes be done through the local press. Contact details are:

The Editor
Evening Telegraph
Newspaper House
Ise Park
Rothwell Road
Kettering
NN16 8GA