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To record, or enter precisely in a designated place, certain information in the public records as is mandated by statute. A book of public records.

A register contains various types of information that is available to the public, such as births, dates, and marriages.

The term register is also used as a designation for the public official charged with the duty of maintaining such records.


n. in corporations, the record of shareholders, and issuance and transfer of shares on the records of the corporation. (See: corporation)


noun agenda, album, almanac, archive, arrangement, balance sheet, calendar, catalogue, chronicle, chronology, day book, diary, docket, ephemeris, file, journal, ledger, liber, list, log, log book, minutes, notes, proceedings, record, registration book, roll, roster, schedule, tabulae, written record
Associated concepts: register a complaint, register to vote


verb book, calendar, catalogue, check in, chronicle, engage, enlist, enroll, enter, file, in album, index, inscribe, join, matriculate, note down, order, post, program, record, reserve, schedule, sign in, sign up, subscribe, tabulas referre, tabulate
Associated concepts: register to vote
See also: account, book, calendar, canvass, comprehend, date, digest, docket, document, empanel, enroll, enter, file, form, impanel, inscribe, inventory, itemize, join, journal, ledger, marginalia, notary public, notation, poll, program, promise, record, roll, set down, subscribe, survey, tabulate


an official list recording names, events or transactions.

REGISTER, evidence. A book containing a record of facts as they occur, kept by public authority; a register of births, marriages and burials.
     2. Although not originally intended for the purposes of evidence, public registers are in general admissible to prove the facts to which they relate.
     3. In Pennsylvania, the registry of births, &c. made by any religious society in the state, is evidence by act of assembly, but it must be proved as at common law. 6 Binn. R. 416. A copy of the register of births and deaths of the Society of Friends in England, proved before the lord mayor of London by an ex parte affidavit, was allowed to be given in evidence to prove the death of a person; 1 Dall. 2; and a copy of a parish register in Barbadoes, certified to be a true copy by the rector, proved by the oath of a witness, taken before the deputy secretary of the island and notary public, under his hand and seal was held admissible to prove pedigree; the handwriting and office of the secretary being proved. 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383.
     4. In North Carolina, a parish register of births, marriages and deaths, kept pursuant to the statute of that state, is evidence of pedigree. 2 Murphey's R. 47.
     5. In Connecticut, a parish register has been received in evidence. 2 Root, R. 99. See 15 John. R. 226. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 305; 1 Curt. R. 755; 6 Eng. Eccl. R. 452; Cov. on Conv. Ev. 304.

REGISTER, common law. The certificate of registry granted to the person or persons entitled thereto, by the collector of the district, comprehending the port to which any ship or vessel shall belong; more properly, the registry itself. For the form, requisites, &c. of certificate of registry, see Act of Con. Dec. 31, 1792; Story's Laws U. S. 269 3 Kent, Com. 4th ed. 141.

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The Comelec also requires at least one valid identification card to register. (A passport, company ID, driver's license, school ID, NBI clearance, PWD ID, Postal ID, senior citizen ID, SSS ID, and GSIS ID are accepted.)
In the section for 'crimes against property', Punjab Police lists dacoity (314 cases registered until May 2019), robbery (6,350 cases registered until May 2019), theft as defined under section 382 of the Pakistan Penal Code (592 cases registered until May 2019), motor vehicle theft (8,600 cases registered until May 2019), cattle (2,838 cases registered until May 2019) and a section of 'others' (20,860 cases registered until May 2019) without any details.
The Open Register can be bought by any person, company or organisation.
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When you register to vote, your details are added to both the electoral register and another register called the open register.
For the avoidance of doubt, let me emphasise first, that INEC was not, in any way involved in organising the Kano State local government election beyond the legal requirement that the register of voters compiled by INEC should be used in all Local Government elections nationwide.
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The deadline to register for the last general election was 12 working days before people went to the polls.
How do I find out if I'm already registered? Every local authority holds the electoral register for their area.
If you can't or don't want to register online , you can still download and post back paper forms .
We are aiming to get 10,000 people to sign up to the register and to discuss their wishes with loved ones.