Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Don't lose your right to vote - or you'll be fined!

Having been threatened with a £1,000 fine last year for not completing my electoral roll form in time, the Government appears to be missing out on a considerable revenue stream.

The Electoral Commission believes about 8% (3.7m) of people eligible to vote were not on the electoral register in 2000. That's a lot of fines!

How can critics blame a fall in the number of registered voters in Northern Ireland on using National Insurance numbers to check eligibility? Maybe some of those registered voters were fraudulent in the first place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not registering.

This countries a fooked up hell hole.

I'm off to somewhere where they make it difficult for me to get in.