Safe Votes

Safe Votes

Safe Votes, anonymous voter registration.

If you'd like to register to vote, but are worried about your address being on the public electoral register, you can apply for anonymous voter registration (AVR). This means that your address will be kept confidential. Any other person in the same household as a person at risk is also qualified to register as an anonymous elector.  This is an important process for women and young people experiencing domestic abuse, as it allows them to vote without their address being made public.

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Any other person in the same household as a person at risk is also qualified to register as an anonymous elector.  This is an important process for women and young people experiencing domestic abuse, as it allows them to vote without their address being made public.

To do this, you will need to complete this form. You will need to provide either evidence of a protective court order, or have a senior social worker or police officer sign a declaration or “attestation” that would you be at risk if the public register showed your name and address.

If you're unsure whether you qualify, you can speak to some at your local women's aid group or contact your local Electoral Registration Office for more info.

Caroline told us her experience of applying for AVR. She said:

"I contacted the voters registration directly. They sent out the form and I went in with all my documentation to complete the process. Just remember that this only lasts for a year so if you want to take part in any local elections you will need to make you are still registered. They send out forms and letters discretely so your name never shows. So glad I signed up as voting has always been important to me"

 


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