Registering without a fixed address

You can still register to vote even if you don't have a fixed address. This may be because you're:

To register you will need to fill in a declaration of local connection form.

What you need to know

When we receive your form, we will add you to the list of new applications.

Any person may object to your name being added to the electoral register and if this happens we will write to you and tell you.

If your application is not objected to within five working days of receipt, we will add your name to the register and write to you to confirm that your name has been added.

Once an application has been approved:

  • separate applications must be submitted to us to vote by post or proxy
  • it must be renewed every year - we will send you a form to do this.

Homeless people

Homeless people can register to vote at the address they commonly spend a substantial part of their time (day or night). You can vote in person or apply to vote by post or by proxy.

Remand prisoners

Remand prisoners can register to vote at the address of the prison or establishment where they reside, or at the address where they were or would be living if not being held.

You can only vote by postal or proxy vote. Convicted persons are not permitted to vote in any election.

Mental health patients

Patients who are residents in mental hospitals or treatment facilities, whether detained or voluntary, and who are not detained offenders or on remand, can .

They can register at the address of the hospital or establishment where they reside, or at the address where they were or would be living if not a patient.

Mental health patients may vote by proxy or a postal vote. Patients who have been given permission to leave the hospital on a temporary basis may also vote in person.

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