Liveaboard boaters without a fixed address can register to vote by declaring a local connection. The form to use has changed and requires more information such as your date of birth and National Insurance number. This change has been made because of the move to individual voter registration, rather than household registration. Boat dwellers with no fixed address have always needed to register individually so the change is not so great for us.
Here is a new voter registration form to download and use if you have not received a new form from the local authority Electoral Registration Generic NFA
You can use this form to register anywhere in the UK. Send it to the Electoral Registration Officer in the local authority where you have declared a local connection. You will find the Electoral Registration Officer’s address on the local authority’s web site and at the nearest library. If you are registering by declaring a local connection, you cannot register to vote online. If you have no address at all, you can use the electoral registration office address for mail relating to elections, such as voting cards.
If you are already registered to vote, you will receive a new form to fill in to stay on the register. If you collect your voting cards and other electoral mail from the electoral registration office, there will be a form waiting for you to collect. There will be a General Election in May 2015 so get registered if you want to exercise your right to vote!
Here are the addresses for electoral registration officers along the K&A:
Keynsham to Dundas Aqueduct
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Bath BA1 5AW
Tel: 01225 477424
Dundas Aqueduct to Froxfield
Wiltshire Electoral Registration Officer
Fax: 01249 463481
Froxfield to Burghfield Bridge
Electoral Registration Officer
West Berkshire Council
Tel: 01635 519463
Burghfield Bridge to River Thames
Reading Borough Council
Tel: 0118 939 0284