Monday 1 December 2014 3.35pm
John C wrote:
The system is for new registration and changes of address, so if you're already registered and haven't moved, you don't need to reregister.
Actually I had to re-register. I ignored the letters I was receiving until a guy from the council knocked at my door with the forms (the same they were sending via post)
The letter I received back in the summer said I had automatically been re-registered, and didn't have to do anything. It also confirmed that (because I'd opted out before) my details aren't in the 'open register'.
But I should have said 'probably
don't need to re-register'!
Quote from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28132233
'However, about 20% of people who have registered to vote in England and Wales will be told they need to re-register because they have not had their identity confirmed as part of a process in which election officials are "matching" details held locally with information held centrally by the Department for Work and Pensions.... Many of these people are likely to be students and others who have moved frequently in recent years. All of them will be sent letters telling them what they need to do and reminding them they can provide the information required online.'