Anonymous registration allows people whose safety would be at risk if their name or address were listed on the electoral register, for example survivors of domestic abuse, to register to vote without their details made public. This note outlines the current requirements.

Under current legislation, a person must be 18 or over to vote in elections to the UK Parliament. The voting age for devolved and local election in Scotland and Wales has been lowered to 16. This Note gives details of calls for a change in the law to reduce the voting age to 16 in recent years.