Anonymous registration

Registering anonymously

You may be able to register anonymously if you are concerned about your name and address appearing on the electoral register because you think that it could affect your personal security.

 You will need to:

  • explain why your safety (or the safety of someone in the same household as you) would be at risk if your name and address appeared on the electoral register, and
  • provide documentary evidence of a court order or an attestation from an authorised person to support your application.

How it works

If you're registered anonymously, your name and address will not appear on the electoral register, and you won't be included on any registration forms sent to your address.

A code will be added to the end of the section of the register for your polling district and the Electoral Registration Officer will contact you separately and in such a way as to not reveal that you are registered anonymously.

An anonymous registration application is valid for one year (from the date you are added to the electoral register as an anonymous elector). A renewal registration form will be sent to you by, and can be renewed for another 12 month period. Renewals must contain the same level of evidence as the original application.

How to register to vote

Contact Electoral Services for a form, or call 01227 862 007. Alternatively, you can write to:

Electoral Services
Canterbury City Council
Military Road

Please make sure you:

  • sign the declaration,
  • provide evidence to support your application, and
  • return your completed form and the relevant evidence to us at the address given.
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