Electoral register statistics

Under rolling registration, electors can be added, deleted and amended as required each month.

The rolling register runs from January to September each year.

Monthly alterations to the Electoral Register

The following tables is the monthly alterations to the Electoral Register since publication of the Register on 1 December 2016.

Notice of alterations to the Register of Electors
Date Changes Additions Deletions Total
3 January 2017 83 1,064 857 2,004
1 February 2017 80 1,385 982 2,447
1 March 2017 64 1,370 1,329 2,763
3 April 2017 55 1,309 1,396 2,760
2 May 2017 221 981 1,049 2,251
1 June 2017 689 1,290 3,265 5,224
3 July 2017 604 1,225 3,415 5,224
1 August 2017 33 1,179 394 1,606
1 September 2017 294 2,151 582 3,027
Running totals 2,123 11,954   13,269 27,346

Changes are where we have made alterations to the way details are shown on the register, for example:

  • a name or date of birth has been incorrectly recorded,
  • change of name by marriage or by deed poll,
  • change of nationality.

Deletions show the number of electors removed from the register because the electors have moved, died or were incorrectly entered onto the register.

Additions show the number of new electors added to the register. This is because they have recently moved to the property or they were already living at the property but for some reason their names were not included.

Monthly electoral total

The monthly electorate total shows the number of registered electors in the Borough each month. This takes into account those electors who have been added and deleted but should not be taken as eligible electorate for a specific election type and date.

Monthly Electorate totals
Date Electorate total
3 January 2017 141,523
1 February 2017 141,120
1 March 2017 141,079
3 April 2017 141,166
2 May 2017 141,234
1 June 2017 143,209
3 July 2017 145,399
1 August 2017 144,614
1 September 2017 143,045

Mayoral Petition Notice

We are required by the Local Government Act 2000 to publish the minimum number of signatures of local electors needed to support a valid petition requiring the Council to hold a referendum on whether or not the Borough should have a directly elected Mayor.

This figure, known as the verification number, must be 5% of local government electors. The current verification number is 6,932. This will not change until February 2018.

Updated: 26 October 2017