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Last chance for public to respond to electoral register update

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The public has until this Sunday, 18 March 2018, to respond to the annual canvass that updates the Isle of Man’s electoral register.

29,000 households have responded so far, however that still leaves 11,000 who are yet to submit the required information.

The annual canvass captures changes of address and any revisions to the list of persons eligible to vote or serve on a jury.

It is a legal requirement to provide the information when asked to do so by the Electoral Registration Officer under the Registration of Electors Act 2006. Prosecutions may be considered if the information is not provided.

It is easier than ever to submit the necessary information. If a household’s information remains unchanged, confirmation can be made via text message, online, telephone or by submitting the form by post.

Where changes need to be made these can be done online or by submitting the form by post.

Online responses are encouraged. As well as being quicker and easier for householders, it is more efficient for the Electoral Registration Office, as it costs three times more to deal with paper and postal returns than it does for online, telephone or text messages.

Individuals who do not qualify to be registered because they have not been resident in the Island in the period from 31 March 2017 are asked to return the form, marked with 'none of the residents meet the residential qualifications'.

Any household that has not yet received a registration form or has queries should contact the Electoral Registration Unit as soon as possible on +44 1624 685754 or by emailing elections@gov.im.  

Further information can be found on the Government website.

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