Verification Number

Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions and Directions) (England) Regulations 2011 requires that every local authority publish the number that is equal to 5% of local government electors for their area. This figure represents the number of signatures needed on a petition to cause a referendum as to whether an authority should change to a different form of governance.

Rochford District Council
The Local Authority (Referendums)
(Petitions & Directions)
(England) Regulations 2000

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:

3344

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 3344, 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.

Angela Hutchings
Electoral Registration Officer
Rochford District Council
Council Offices
South Street
Rochford
Essex
SS4 1BW

Tuesday, 22 February 2022