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Notice of referendum petition verification number

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Registered electors in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, can petition us to hold a referendum on whether we should change to a different form of governance.

A petition like this needs to be signed by at least 5% of electors in the area.

This figure is known as the verification number. 

Publication of verification number

In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011 the number that is equal to 5 per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the register of electors.

The Verification Number in effect on 15 February 2024 is:

  • 14798

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented after 31 March 2024 and before 1 April 2025.

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