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Anonymous voter registration

If you need to keep your identity private, you can apply for anonymous voter registration.
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Why can apply for anonymous voter registration

To apply for anonymous registration, you must be eligible to vote in UK elections. You can only apply for anonymous registration if:

  • you are escaping from domestic violence

  • your occupation means you must keep your identity private.

You cannot use anonymous registration as an ex-directory scheme.

How to apply

Contact us if you want to register as an anonymous elector. You will need to give us evidence to support your application, such us:

  • a court order

  • a valid injunction for your protection

  • a letter from a qualified professional e.g. a police officer of superintendent rank or above

  • a letter from the director general of the Security Service or the National Crime Agency

  • a letter from a director of adult or children’s social 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.

After your apply

If you application is successful, your anonymous registration lasts for one year. We will write to you three months before your registration is due to expire.

Contact

Electoral Services

LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM LAURENCE HOUSE, 1 CATFORD ROAD, LONDON, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 020 8314 6086
Email: electoral.services@lewisham.gov.uk