Electoral Fraud Crackdown

Voters will have to register individually not by house

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Ealing has joined with councils across the country in a bid to crackdown on election fraud.

Up until now, households were asked to register to vote on one form with one adult taking responsibility for returning information for all the eligible people at one address.

Now, everyone eligible to vote will have to register individually. A new online registration system has been launched at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

People have to provide their name, address, date of birth and national insurance number. Postal registration is also available.

Most Ealing residents who are currently registered to vote will be registered automatically under the new system while some will need to re-register. All residents will receive a letter in the coming weeks notifying them of their status and what they need to do.

People who are not on the electoral roll will receive information on how to register to vote.

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “Ealing had one of the highest turnouts in London in May’s local elections with thousands of local people using their democratic right to vote. A general election is scheduled for next year and residents won’t be able to vote unless they are on the electoral register.

“It’s crucial that you check the details that we hold about you are correct, and let us know if updates are needed. The new online system makes this process very quick and easy and postal registration is still available for residents who aren’t online.”

To find out more about the changes go to www.gov.uk/yourvotematters Or to register to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

22nd July 2014