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Registration change 'biggest in 100 years'

Worcester Editorial 7th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

THE BIGGEST change to the electoral registration system in almost a hundred years is set to take place in the city.

Individual Electoral Registration is being introduced to replace the old Victorian system where the head of household registered everyone living in a property.

Now each person will be responsible for registering themselves.

Many Worcester City residents will automatically move onto the new electoral register, but some will need to take action to join or remain on it – and for the first time they will be able to do so by quickly and easily registering online.

Full details of how to do so will be included in a letter being sent out to 77,000 people over the next few weeks.

Duncan Sharkey, Worcester City Council’s electoral registration officer, said: “Worcester City residents will receive a letter during August that will explain the change to the electoral registration system.

“Look out for the letter as it will tell you if you have been automatically transferred to the new register or not. If you have not been transferred, you will need to provide some additional information and the letter will tell you exactly what you need to do.”

For more information visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters.

Anyone who does not receive a letter should contact Worcester’s elections team on 01905 722027 or electoralservices@worcester.gov.uk.

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