Registering to vote with no fixed address

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  1. John & Joan

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    Registering to vote with no fixed address
    You can vote and not have a UK residence . We have just done this. It was all done by email and it took minutes to do. We come under "Living on a boat or other moveable residence".

    All the info is available online as are the forms and link to find your last address registration office.
    https://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register-to-vote/registering-to-vote-with-no-fixed-address

    We filled in a form each online and sent them by email to the registration officer for our last UK residence address, informing them that we were of no fixed address and moved often, so had no site or other address where we spent a lot of time.
    To send by email the link is at the top of the screen but you need to copy the link to your registration officer email address in (copy and paste from the info when you put your old post code in and search for the registration office details)

    Link to the form : https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...ent_address__living_in_England_and_Wales_.pdf

    We opted not to be on the open register.
    They will send correspondence to our correspondence address.
    We have also requested a postal vote.
     
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    Well worth knowing. But this route might give you problems where an organisation you want/need to deal with checks you out on the electoral register? (As opposed to using the "usual" friend/family address option).
     
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    As far as access to the Full and Open registers go there is no difference between John & Joan's method and somebody living at a permanent address. It was part of the changes brought in by the Representation of the People Act 2000.
     
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    So if someone was checking the register, would they not see "No fixed abode" as your address?
     
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    I don't know what exact words it would show but I suspect it won't be something with the negative connotations of "no fixed abode". The change in the legislation recognised that many people are in a similar situation to John & Joan but that is no reason to disenfranchise them. As John said, they have chosen not to be on the Open register so the people who could check are few in number. The three credit reference agencies have been using the register under this system for many years, so are well used to it, and it is only one of the tools they use.
     
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    The only problem I can see is if you are trying to be economical with the truth in your declaration to whoever is checking, for example, not declaring that you are full timing but instead trying to claim that your contact address is your residence (to get lower insurance premiums).
    Your contact address is where any paper correspondence is sent however I have been dealing with the registration officer by email without any issues.
    We have been dealing with banks and card companies without problems, before registering on the electoral roll, for 6 years. However we did tell them our true circumstances.
    As GJH has stated the checking companies have access to the closed register but casual enquirers don't.
     
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    And if one is being economical one deserves to be caught :D(y)
     
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