Help if you're on the streets: voting

You can still vote when you're homeless even if you don't have a fixed address.

Register to vote

You must register to vote before you can vote in an election.

You need proof of your identity to register. This can be your:

  • National Insurance number
  • birth certificate
  • passport

Find out more on GOV.UK about:

If you haven't got a fixed address

If you haven't got a fixed address because you're sleeping in a hostel or on the street, you can still vote as long as you've registered.

You can use the address where you spend the most time, including:

  • a friend's house
  • a hostel
  • a day centre

To use one of these as your address you need to fill in a 'Declaration of local connection' form. You can get one from your local council.

If you don't have an address you can use, contact your local Electoral Registration Office.


Last updated - 03 Apr 2018

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