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Verification number for petitions

The Local Authority (Referendums) (Petitions & Directions) (England) Regulations 2011

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 15 February 2024 is:


This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025. This is to allow electors to know how many signatories would be required to present a valid petition seeking a referendum on whether the local authority should have an elected mayor.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2025 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2025.  If this number is less than 3466, 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 31 March 2025 shall also be that lower number.

Peter Holt
Electoral Register Officer
Uttlesford District Council
Council Offices
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER

Wednesday, 07 February 2024


2024 - Publication of Verification Number (PDF) [79KB]
► The Local Authorities (Referendums)(Petitions)(England) Regulations 2011