ERYC Councillors Break Electoral Register Laws

East Riding residents will be shocked to learn that many ERYC Councillors have breached laws with regards having copies of the Electoral Register.

An ERYC officer has stated:

“The revised register of electors 1 December 2018 is about to be published and you will be provided with the usual copy of your electoral area.

As always, attached to the register will be a receipt which you will need to complete, sign and return to the electoral services team.

Unfortunately many of these were not completed and returned last year so I thought it may be appropriate to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the relevant statutory requirements. It is a requirement of The Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2002 that any councillor who is supplied with a copy of the electoral register acknowledges receipt and signs that they understand the purposes to which the electoral register can be used.

In order to ensure that the regulations are complied with, should a receipt not be returned by the deadline of 31 December 2018, a request will be made for the register(s) which have been supplied to be returned to the electoral services team and no monthly updates to the electoral register will be supplied until the receipt has been completed and returned.”

The same officer stated in relation to Councillor Strangeway:

“I can confirm that you did complete and return your receipt for last year’s copy of the electoral register.”

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