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Registering to vote anonymously

If you feel your safety may be at risk if your details were published on the voters list, you can register anonymously.

The scheme is for people escaping domestic violence or who are at risk if their identity is discovered.

It is not for people who do not want their details provided to individuals, companies or organisations, who seek these details for mailings or sales. The edited version of the register can be made available to these people and bodies for general use. If you do not want to appear on this version, then you can mark this on your registration form.

The scheme 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 to register anonymously

To apply, you need to meet the usual nationality, age and residency requirements and provide the evidence to support your application –

  • a court order or injunction for your protection, which must be in force currently
  • have your 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.

Please note registration lasts for one year. At the end of this time you must renew your registration to keep your anonymity.

Contact us

Electoral services
Hull City Council
Alfred Gelder Street
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Tel: 01482 300 300
Fax: 01482 614 804
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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