Governance petition verification number

Find out what the governance petition verification number is and how it is used.

Voters can submit a petition for us to hold a referendum on our constitution.

The verification number is the number of electors who need to sign the petition in order to require us to hold this referendum.

The current verification number relevant to petitions presented between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025 is 5433.

Canterbury City Council The Local Authority (Referendums) (Petitions & Directions) (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 15 February 2024 is: 5433.

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2024 to 31st March 2025. The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2025 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2025.

If this number is less than 5433, 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 31 March 2025 shall also be that lower number.

Tricia Marshall
Electoral Registration Officer
Canterbury City Council
Military Road

Dated: Wednesday 15 February 2023