Who can register to vote in North Lincolnshire?
To register to vote in North Lincolnshire you must:
Students can register at their home and their term time address but they cannot vote twice in a UK Parliamentary or European Parliamentary election.
When will I be registered – Rolling Registration?
Once the new register is published in December the register is updated every month up until September. This is known as rolling registration. In the autumn an annual canvass is done to compile the new register.
New Register – eCommunication or letter
This year the Government has reformed the way councils compile the new register. It’s called Canvass Reform 2020. Each year, all local authorities will have their current electors data matched against records held by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). When we get the results back all properties will be identified by a specific route. All electors matched in a property will go into Route 1 and all empty properties or where there is one or more unmatched elector will go into Route 2.
For Route 1 properties, to save the council some money, we will be asking people to confirm that the information we have on the electoral register is correct by email or text. This communication will be sent in July. There will be a link to complete your response online and when accessed will look like this https://www.elecreg.co.uk/northlincs. The communication will contain two security codes unique to a property. If we do not hold any contact details we will send a letter in August addressed to The Occupier asking you to check who is listed on the form. If there are no changes then you do not need to do anything. The form will indicate the options for a response if there is a change to be made.
You are helping the environment by allowing us to contact you by email or text, otherwise we have to send you the letter in the post. If you have any doubt as to the authenticity of the communication, please contact Electoral Services on 01724 296245.
Route 2 properties will be sent a Canvass Form in August. The letter will be addressed to The Occupier and must be completed. The letter will contain the two part security code for the response. If we have not received a response then one of our canvassers will call in September/October and help you to complete the Canvass Form. All canvassers will carry an identity card. You can call our helpline number if you have any concerns.
Publication of verification number
THE LOCAL AUTHORITY (REFERENDUMS) (PETITIONS) (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2011
The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the council’s area can petition the council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance.
A petition must be signed by at least five per cent of the local government electors for the district. In accordance with the above regulations, the number that is equal to five per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2020 is 6,534. This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
Dated: 15 February 2020