May elections

You must register to vote in the upcoming May elections before Wednesday 17 April. If you cannot attend the elections, you can apply for a postal vote before 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find all the key dates on our election news page.

 

Verification number

We're required by law to publish how many signatures of registered voters are required on a petition on whether we should change to a different form of governance.

Electors can petition the council to hold a referendum. The petition must be signed by at least 5% of the registered electors for the district.

This figure is known as the verification number. The verification number for 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 is 3194.

The number is published each year during February.

Publication of verification number

Harlow District Council, The Local Authorities (Referendums)(Petitions)(England) Regulations 2000.

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 2023 is:

3194

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2024 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2024.

If this number is less than 3194, 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 2024 shall also be that lower number.

Andrew Bramidge
Electoral Registration Officer
Harlow District Council
Latton Bush Centre
Southern Way
Harlow
CM18 7BL

Monday 15 February 2023.