Richmondshire District Council

Petitions for elected mayoral referendums

By law, the council has to say how many people must sign a petition for there to be a vote on whether the district should have an elected mayor.

The minimum number of signatures is 1815. This number is 5 percent of the people allowed to vote in a district council election based on the electorate on 15 February 2019.

The number will be reviewed and published within 14 days of 15 February 2020. 

Tony Clark, Electoral registration officer, explains the publication of verification number below:

"In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of the Local Authority (Referendums) (Petitions & Directions) (England) Regulations 2000, the number that is equal to 5 percent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2019 is: 1815

This figure will have effect for the purpose of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

The number equal to 5 percent of the local government electors for 2020 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2020.  If this number is less than 1815, 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 2020 shall also be that lower number."

15 February 2019

Electoral registration statistics at 1 December 2018

All Electors   36468 
Local Government Electors  36404
UK Parliamentary Electors  36185
European Parliamentary Electors                    36190 

Breakdown of types of electors: 

Service Voters  351  
Crown Servants  5  
Local Connections           0 Homeless, Remand Prisoners, Mental Health Patients
Overseas  64  
Lords 5 Peers
Overseas Lords 0 Overseas Peers
Attainers 251 16/17 year olds
Europeans 278  
Opt Out 20,304   55 percent have opted-out from the open list which is available for general sale.
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