It is now possible for residents, whose safety
may be at risk if their details were published on the voters list,
to register anonymously.
The new scheme is suitable for people escaping
domestic violence or for people whose occupation means they must
keep their identity private.
This type of registration allows people to vote
in person, by post or by proxy without their identity or their
address being made public. It also enables those who live with
someone who is at risk to register anonymously.
How to apply:
You must satisfy the usual nationality, age and residency
Provide evidence to support your application.
- A court order or injunction for your protection, which must be
in force currently.
- Have you application supported by a qualified person, such as;
a Chief Police Officer or Chief Constable; a Director General of
the Security Services or the Serious Organised Crime Agency; or a
Director of Adult Social Services or Children's Services
- A copy of a court order or attestation for someone at risk and
proof that you live in the same household as that person.
If your application is successful, your name
and address will not appear on the voters list. You will be sent a
certificate of anonymous registration, which you can send to credit
reference agencies to prove your identity if you want to obtain
credit or open a bank account.
Registration lasts for one year - at the end of
this period you must renew your registration to retain your
The Electoral Commission website provides details and an
Anonymous Registration form
Contact Electoral Services
To request an anonymous registration form or
for any further guidance
Telephone: 01442 228232 or