Constitutional petition verification number

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Each local authority is required to publish a verification number which is the figure representing 5% of the number of local government electors in the area of the District. This is the minimum number of signatures needed to trigger a referendum for an Elected Mayor.

The verification number is published each year during February. The number is for use between 1st April and 31st March following publication.

However, in any year there is a short period of time when there is one of two figures that can be used. This is between publication of the number and 31st March that same year. During that time the alternative number that can be used is the one that was published the previous year. Councils must use the lower of these two numbers as the verification number for any petition submitted during that period.

  • For the year commencing 1st April 2017 and ending 31st March 2018 the published verification number is 3453
  • For the year commencing 1st April 2016 and ending 31st March 2017 the published verification number is 3386
  • For the year commencing 1st April 2015 and ending 31st March 2016 the published verification number is 3298
  • For the year commencing 1st April 2014 and ending 31st March 2015 the published verification number is 3317
  • For the year commencing 1st April 2013 and ending 31st March 2014 the published verification number is 3294
  • For the year commencing 1st April 2012 and ending 31st March 2013 the published verification number is 3269