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Over half 11,000 people likely to lose voting rights are in Croydon North

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At least 11,322 residents are likely to lose their voting rights as the electoral registration deadline of 20 November fast approaches.

This figure is estimated in a Freedom of Information answer last month. Now the Council is saying that residents in about 11,000 (20%) of Croydon’s households residents could fail to be on the register.

This is due to changes in the electoral registration system that came in last year which ended the heads of households filing in registration forms to it now being the responsibility of each eligible voter.

Under Individual Electoral Registration people need to provide ‘identifying information’, such as their date of birth and national insurance number, when applying to register and the application has to be verified before they can added to the register. Anyone unable to supply this information can provide an alternative form of evidence of their identity.

According to the Freedom…

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