Had an unexpected card through the door saying that the electoral roll bods had tried to confirm who resides here to protect my right to vote and sorry you were out, 'fess up or you'll never get so much as sold a bus ticket in this town again. Bit like the TV licencing blurb, an uneasy blend of selling the benefits and vague threats.
Anyhow,it reminded me of something I've long meant to look into and I thought people here might know about this. I work in a field which sometimes involves dealing with some interesting people and there is an established increased risk of stalking, harrassment and work-related violence associated with this role, as there is for various other professions. A while back a social worker I know had a former service user show up at her door out of the blue and take a car key to the side of her car. Also known other people in a range of professions have their cars damaged, their spouses/children threatened and one person had threats made on their life which ended in someone being sectioned more than once, outright stalking, restraining orders and considerable police involvement over several years. The friend who is a social worker suggested people in jobs that increase their risk of being harrassed, etc. are able to go on the electoral roll anonymously. A quick Google of this indicates this can be done but requires evidence from someone very senior, like a Judge, a Director General or a police Superintendent.
It doesn't seem geared towards being easily workable somehow, especially as this process needs repeating every 12 months.
Anyone know anything about it? I'd go for it myself if it was straightforward enough because there are recognised occupational hazards. Also, I've heard that it causes havoc with credit checks. Anyone got any tips?