Big changes to electoral voter registration


Individuals rather than households will now have to register to vote. Make sure you have registered to vote before 1st December 2015 for the local elections in 2016.

“At the end of 2015, the electoral registers compiled under the old household registration system in December 2013 will stop being used. Moving to the new electoral registers will mean that all out-of-date and inaccurate entries are removed.”

Cabinet Office, July 2014

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/completing-the-move-to-individual-electoral-registration
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/individual-electoral-registration-ending-the-transition

Why is this important?

Under the old system – one person has been able to register to vote on behalf of their entire household.
Under the new system – each person has to register themselves to vote individually.

What should I do?

Make sure you have registered to vote before 1st December 2015
Go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and register to vote

Make your family and friends aware of the upcoming changes.

More information:

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/electoral-registration/monitoring-the-change-to-individual-electoral-registration
http://metro.co.uk/2015/10/24/millions-of-people-could-lose-the-ability-to-vote-heres-how-to-make-sure-youre-not-one-of-them-5459343/

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