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7.6 Million Voters Missing From Electoral Register

12 Feb 2024
Dont lose your Vote

The Electoral Reform Society has identified that about 15731 eligible voters (17.7%) are not on the electoral register in Colchester.

New analysis by ERS has revealed that an estimated 7.6 million eligible voters are missing from the electoral register in England and Wales. If moved onto the register this huge figure has the potential to alter the results of any election. But it doesn’t have to be like this – the simplest way to ensure those eligible to vote are enrolled on the register, which does not rely on labour-intensive activist-led electoral registration efforts, would be a move to Automatic Voter Registration (AVR).

2024 is a big year for elections

In a year where the UK will have Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Local Council elections, Mayoral elections and most likely a General Election; it is imperative that we act now to ensure that as many people as possible are registered to vote in the 2024 elections.

Don't lose your vote - Register to vote on the Electoral Commission Website.