Haringey Election News

Haringey review of polling districts and places

In 2019, the Local Government Boundary Commission published its review of electoral arrangements for Haringey. The review recommended that all Haringey ward boundaries should change and that some new wards should be created. The changes will take effect before the next set of local elections, which will be held on 5 May 2022 and will involve every ward in the borough.

As a result, the polling districts within each ward are being reviewed and the polling station you go to place your vote may change. We created a set of proposals by visiting the borough’s polling places to review the area they serve and how accessible they are.

A consultation was held so people could give us their views on the proposals.

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Annual Canvass

Every year, by law, we carry out an annual canvass to ensure that the electoral register is up to date.

This means we must contact every Haringey property to find out if there have been any changes to each household. We do this so we can remove the details of people who no longer live there and invite any new occupants to register to vote.

The annual canvass will take place from July to the end of November  2021, in readiness for the publication of the Register of Electors on 1 December 2021.

Please check the form carefully – if a response is needed, instructions of what you need to do are provided.

See our Annual Canvass page for more details.

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Electoral Services and COVID-19

In line with current government guidance, the electoral services team is currently working from home. Our office, based in George Meehan House, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8YX, is currently closed to members of the public.

These arrangements will be reviewed regularly in line with government guidance.

See the COVID-19: Latest news, help and support page for further information on the situation in Haringey.

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Notice of Verification Number

The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in a council’s area can petition the council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance. A petition must be signed by at least 5 per cent of the local government electors for the borough.

In accordance with the above Regulations, the number that is equal to 5 per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2021 is: 9,088.

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Gareth Harrington
Deputy Electoral Registration Officer

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