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 1865. This number is 5 percent of the people allowed to vote in a district council election based on the electorate on 15 February 2021.

The number will be reviewed and published within 14 days of 15 February 2022. 

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 2021 is: 1865

This figure will have effect for the purpose of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The number equal to 5 percent of the local government electors for 2022 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2022. If this number is less than 1865, 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 2022 shall also be that lower number."

16 February 2021


Electoral registration statistics at 1 December 2021

The revised Register of Electors is published on 1 December each year. This section contains details on the number of electors registered, an analysis of the different type of electors, the number of electors who have an absent vote, and the number of electors who have chosen to opt-out of appearing on the open register.

Type of electors Number of electoral registrations

All electors

37,328

Local government electors

37,276

UK parliamentary electors

37,022

Breakdown of types of electors 

Type of elector Number of electors Further details

Service voters

182

 

Crown servants

3

 

Local connections

3

Homeless, remand prisoners, mental health patients

Overseas

52

 

Lords

4

Peers

Overseas lords

0

Overseas peers

Attainers

116

16/17 year olds

European

302

 

Opt out

23,320

59% have opted-out from the open list which is available for general sale

Postal

6,648
6,582
6,611

Overall
Parliamentary only
Local government only

Proxy

49
49
41

Overall
Parliamentary only
Local government only

Postal proxy

9
9
4

Overall
Parliamentary only
Local government only


Additional information

This list of areas includes details of parishes, wards, registers and number of councillors. 

You can also see a list of register of electors recipients and purchases.

A list of register codes is available.

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