Electoral Register Changes Could Bring Extra Costs For Council

town hall 4 copyA change in the way the electoral register is maintained could add to the operational costs of our local authority.

Next year a new system of registering to vote will mean an end to forms, where the ‘head of the household’ fills in the names of everyone who’s eligible.

By summer, you’ll have to take individual responsibility for registering and online registration will be available.

The vast majority of the population will transfer automatically.

The government is giving councils money for the work and for the cost of writing to people to say they will need to register.

Cornwall has been awarded £172,000 but our Town Hall received just £1,226 yesterday.

Council Community Relations Officer George Pearson says the national funding formula does not reflect small isolated communities like Scilly and they are in discussion with the Cabinet Office over the allocation.



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