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Does Everyone Know? Electoral Register
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18-11-2015 09:12 AM

38 Degrees Alert:

This Friday, over 16,000 people could be wiped off the Lewisham electoral register under new government rules. [1] Not being registered can affect your credit rating and mean that you miss out on voting. The worst part? Many people have no idea it’s happening to them.

There might not be an election for a while, but being registered matters right now. The government is cutting the number of MPs and basing the cuts on how many people are registered - not actual population. So fewer people registered here could mean Lewisham loses out. [2]

And if that wasn’t enough, not being registered to vote could also impact your credit rating. [3] This can make ordinary things like getting a phone contract, a credit card or buying a car more difficult.

Our political system isn’t perfect. But voting is one of the main ways we can hold our politicians to account.

So can you sound the alarm now with your neighbours, friends and family in Lewisham so that they’re registered before Friday?

[1] Hope Not Hate: Britain's missing voters:
[2] Independent: The Tories are removing twice as many people from the electoral register in Britain's poorest areas as the richest:
[3] MoneySavingExpert: The 11 things you need to know about credit ratings:

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