Publication of Verification Number

We are 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 - this figure is known as the Verification Number and is published below.

Rutland County Council
The Local Authorities (Referendums)(Petitions)(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 15th February 2022 is:

1,485 

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2023 will be published within 14 days of the 15th February 2023.  If this number is less than 1485, 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 31st March 2023 shall also be that lower number.

Mark Andrews
Electoral Registration Officer
Rutland County Council
Catmose
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6HP

Thursday 27 February 2022