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Old Feb 13th 2024, 4:57 pm
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I recently got word that I was (back) on the UK electoral register. Per the old legislation, I was removed about 8-ish years ago, and missed Brexit by about 6 months. This is the correspondence I received.







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Old Feb 13th 2024, 5:43 pm
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Please note, you will be assigned to a constituency where the government feels your vote will be be to it's advantage and not to the one you were in before leaving. It all smacks of desperation from the government.
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Old Feb 13th 2024, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs
Please note, you will be assigned to a constituency where the government feels your vote will be be to it's advantage and not to the one you were in before leaving. It all smacks of desperation from the government.
Any evidence / links to back this up?
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Old Feb 13th 2024, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs
Please note, you will be assigned to a constituency where the government feels your vote will be be to it's advantage and not to the one you were in before leaving. It all smacks of desperation from the government.
would they not have to know how you intend to vote to decide where it will help them / where to dump it where it won’t count….
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Old Feb 13th 2024, 7:29 pm
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Any evidence / links to back this up?
None will be forthcoming because it’s nonsense. You will vote in the constituency where you were last registered or resident, the same as it is now. The only difference is that the 15 year old time limit has been abolished.
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Old Feb 14th 2024, 12:36 pm
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None will be forthcoming because it’s nonsense. You will vote in the constituency where you were last registered or resident, the same as it is now. The only difference is that the 15 year old time limit has been abolished.
Exactly. They ask you where you were last registered to vote in the UK and assign the same constituency.

Some folk just like to make noise, it seems.
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Old Feb 16th 2024, 9:19 pm
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As per the advice already given, it's a simple matter of identifying your last constituency, or the current equivalent if the boundary has changed, and requesting the registrar to add you to the electoral roll.

I managed to get my vote back after only a few days of waiting.

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We do not allow more than one username. Therefore would you like the 2 accounts to be merged, if so which username do you prefer? Or should I arrange to have one of the accounts closed?
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Thanks Jerseygirl,

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Please merge the two accounts.
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