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 2017.

Notice of alterations to the Register of Electors
Date Changes Additions Deletions Total
1 December 2017 1,266 1,266 1,171 3,703
2 January 2018 56 1,406 974 2,436
1 February 2018 76 1,503 1,132 2,711
1 March 2018 193 1,159 823 2,175
Running totals 1,591 5,334 4,100 11,025

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
1 December 2017 143,442
1 January 2018 143,008
1 February 2018 142,638
1 March 2018 142,974

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: 12 March 2018