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* Local Election 2006
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* Registering to vote
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You must be registered in order to vote.

The electoral register

The electoral register is the only official means by which the local authority can confirm you are entitled to vote. You cannot vote if you are not registered and you are not automatically registered, even if you pay council tax.

The full register is available for the public to view. An edited version is available for sale. You have the option to remove your name and address from this edited version if you do not want them to be available for sale.

You can register to vote if:

  • You are over 17 or over (but you may not vote until your 18th birthday).
  • You are a British or Commonwealth citizen.
  • You are a citizen of the Irish Republic or of any other European Union country.

When to register

Forms are sent out to every household in the borough once a year. You should have received yours during last August or September. The law says you must return these forms and confirm the list of all the people in your household eligible to vote so that the new register can be updated and published on December 1 each year. Between January and August, names can be added or amended but this must be followed by completion of the annual form the next time it is circulated.

Are you registered?

If you are unsure whether you are registered you can check a copy of the electoral register which is held at every Local Service Centre and at the Electoral Services office. If you are not registered but are eligible to vote contact Electoral Services. You must apply to register by 13 March 2006 to be eligible to vote.

Other benefits

The electoral register is used by credit reference agencies to check your name and address if you are applying for credit. It is a criminal offence to give false information or to refuse to complete the registration form, carrying a fine of up to £1,000.

 

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