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Publication of Verification Number

The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the Council's area can petition the Council to hold a referendum.

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  • The publication of Verification Number

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 5% of the local government electors in the Borough.

Colchester Borough Council
The Local Authority (Referendums)
(Petitions & Directions)
(England) Regulations 2000

Publication of Verification Number

In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of the above regulations the number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15th February 2020 is:

7010

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2021 will be published within 14 days of the 15th February 2021. If this number is less than 7010, the number to be used for verification purposes in relation to any petition submitted for the period beginning on the date of publication of the lower number until 31st March 2021 shall also be that lower number.

Adrian Pritchard

Electoral Registration Officer
Colchester Borough Council
Rowan House
33 Sheepen Road
Colchester
C03 3WG

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