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 2020

All Electors   37,576
Local Government Electors  37,433
UK Parliamentary Electors  37,267

Breakdown of types of electors 

Service Voters  262  
Crown Servants  3  
Local Connections           3 Homeless, Remand Prisoners, Mental Health Patients
Overseas  143  
Lords 4 Peers
Overseas Lords 0 Overseas Peers
Attainers 176 16/17 year olds
Europeans 305  
Opt Out 22,063   59 percent have opted-out from the open list which is available for general sale.
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Additional information

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A list of register codes is available.

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