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Verification publication number

Find out how many signatures are required by electors petitioning for a referendum

Publication of Verification Number Notice

We're required by law to publish how many signatures of registered voters are required on a petition on whether we should change to a different form of governance. 

Electors can petition the council to hold a referendum. The petition must be signed by at least 5% of the registered electors for the district.

Our figures are published in the below notice:

Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk

The Local Authorities (Referendums)(Petitions)(England) Regulations 2011

Publication of verification number

In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of the above regulations the number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15th February 2021 is:

5917

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2022 will be published within 14 days of the 15th February 2022.

If this number is less than 5917, the number to be used for verification purposes in relation to any petition submitted for the period beginning on the date of publication of the lower number until 31st March 2022 shall also be that lower number.

Lorraine Gore
Electoral Registration Officer
Borough Council of King`s Lynn and West Norfolk
King`s Court
Chapel Street
King`s Lynn
PE30 1EX

Monday 1st February 2021