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Mistake on voting application?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Little-moomin, May 15, 2017.


  1. Little-moomin

    Little-moomin PetForums VIP

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    Guys, don't laugh, but I'm honestly a bit worried.

    My boyfriend has just registered to vote. He spend a few days a week with me and a few at his home. I live in Kensington and Chelsea and he lives in Hounslow.

    On his form I think we made a mistake as we put that he lives at two addresses and has moved from his old address to mine, simply because on the voting day he'll be at mine because of work.

    I pay the council tax myself as he hasn't moved in permanently, but now I am concerned that it looks like I am paying single person discounted council tax and trying to dodge paying for two people, when I'm not?

    Does that make sense? Eek
     
  2. ForestWomble

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    I'm no expert, but I believe he should of put his address, not yours.

    Don't know about the council tax thingy.
     
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  3. Little-moomin

    Little-moomin PetForums VIP

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    Eek, I wonder if we can retract an application.
     
  4. kittih

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    It does make sense and it may be an issue. He should have put his address as his official address. It is possible to apply for a postal vote so he can send off his vote prior to the day so it won't matter if he is at yours on the day.

    I suggest he contacts his local electoral registration office and explains the issue making clear he only visits you but erroneously thought it would be a good idea to register at your address as he is visiting on that day. They should be able to advise. Check here for where to contact...

    https://www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register
     
  5. Mirandashell

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    Yeah... you definitely want to sort that out in case anyone at the Council Tax office spots it.
     
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  6. Little-moomin

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    I am trying to find the best contact page as phone line is closed until tomorrow.
     
  7. kittih

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    Did you try the link I gave and put your bf s postcode in

    Actually you need to contact your registration office if he gave your address...sorry.
     
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  8. Little-moomin

    Little-moomin PetForums VIP

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    Yes, have email Kensington and Chelsea will now email Hounslow.
     
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    Don't worry. I bet they come across the issue occasionally. Ask them if he can have a postal vote. If he can get to his polling station on the day he can just hand the forms in there. If not he can post it before election day.

    I am sometimes away so have a postal vote for every election. If I am home I can just pop along to the polling station with the completed forms. Easy :)
     
  10. Smuge

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    What is his actual address? You register using the address you live it, not were you are going to be on the day.

    I worked in politics and people would often ask for help with this, but I have never heard of doing it any other way - it may well be legally ineligible. Call your election office and ask, the deadline hasn't passed so either way it can probably be changed. Unless he plans to vote for Corbyn lol then its safer not to vote at all ;)
     
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    Hopefully he can change it if he gets in contact with the electoral registration office. I would imagine they have a process for sorting this sort of thing out as long as the error is realised quickly and reported.
     
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    Yea I actually updated the post to say that. He may have been buggered if the deadline has passed, but that is next week afaik


    Of course the system is badly broken and they may very well never notice
     
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    I'm so anxious! We shall ring them tomorrow. Thanks guys!
     
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    Try not to get anxious about it (easier said then done I know), but you've realised the mistake and will deal with it first thing :)
     
  15. kittih

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    Worst comes to worst don't worry. Either he won't be allowed to vote OT more likely he will and your council won't even twig Re the council tax. You can then just get him to Re register after the election but try the proper route first :)
     
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    ooooh your going to hell in a handcart!
     
  17. Catharinem

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    Get him taken off the voting list for where you live.

    1) If he doesn't live in that ward then he can't vote for the candidate ( individuals, not Teresa May, Jeremy Corbyn etc who will only be on the voting slips of their own wards).

    2) The electoral register is a legal document which Govt bodies use for all sorts of purposes ( tax, NHS, jury service etc), so must be correct.
     
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  18. Little-moomin

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    He got his application removed :)
     
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    Nice one!
     
  20. ForestWomble

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    Glad you got it sorted. :)
     
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