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Register To Vote Anonymously

If you feel you would be at risk if your name and address were on the electoral register, you may be able to register to vote anonymously.

Registering to vote anonymously is different

If you register anonymously, your name and address will not appear on the public electoral register. You will still be able to vote.

The Electoral Registration Officer at your local council will not disclose your details to anyone unless they are legally required to.

To be eligible to vote anonymously

To be eligible to register to vote anonymously you need to:

  • Explain why your safety - or that of someone in the same household as you - would be at risk if your name and address were on the electoral register.

You also need to submit evidence to support your anonymous registration.

There are two options for evidence you can use. You only have to do one of them.

  • Provide a court document that is for your protection or someone in your household.  A range of different court documents can be used.
  • Get an authorised person to sign your form confirming that your safety, or that of someone in your household, could be at risk if you don't register anonymously. This is known as an 'attestation'.

For more detailed information about registering to vote anonymously, visit: Electoral Commission - Register to vote and update your details (see bottom of page for voting anonymously info. )

To register to vote anonymously

To download a Register to vote form (anonymously) , see: Electoral Commission - Register to vote anonymously - 2020 (PDF) [774KB] (opens new window)

All completed voter registration forms should be returned to:

The Electoral Registration Office
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
Basildon
Essex SS14 1DL

Further information and enquiries

  • For further information and enquiries please contact the Electoral Services Team.