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Enfield switches to online electoral registration

Published Thursday, 18 September 2014

Enfield Council’s elections team is urging local residents not to miss out, as the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years takes place with the message “It’s time to act”.

Rob Leak

The new, more secure system verifies that everyone on the register is who they say they are, ensuring the legitimacy and fairness of local and national elections.

Following verification work done by the team, most of those currently registered to vote will be automatically transferred to the new electoral register after their names and addresses were accurately matched against other government records. 

However, some didn’t match and received a letter from the elections team requesting further information.
It’s now time for those who’ve yet to respond to act.  In September, 20,000 reminders will be hand delivered urging people who have not completed their details to do so before it’s too late.

Rob Leak, Chief Executive of Enfield Council said “Many Enfield residents have received a letter from the elections team to tell them that they have automatically moved onto the new registration system. However, some residents were told that they needed to provide extra information in order to register under the new system. It’s important that they now do this, otherwise they may lose their right to vote. 

“This is the first time that people can register to vote online and it’s quick and simple – it will take less than five minutes, so if you’ve just turned 18 or you’ve not registered to vote in Enfield before, get online to register to vote.”

Anyone who received a letter telling them they were not transferred can visit Link to register to vote online, or complete and send the form back free of charge.

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