“Verify your inclusion in the Register” – Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has urged people to verify that they have been included in the revised Electoral Register, and that their details are correct. Failure to do so may result in the loss of a person’s entitlement to vote.

The revised Electoral Register for General Elections and for Local Councils as well as the European Union Electoral Register have been published in the Government Gazette of the 27th October, 2020.

This was announced by the Electoral Commission, which stated that any person who has not been included, or any voter whose details are incorrect, are to appeal to a revising officer. Furthermore, a registered voter can, for any lawful reason, choose to remove the name of any person for want of the requisite qualification. To do so, one must submit an appeal to a revising officer.

Failure to verify one’s inclusion in the Electoral Register may result in the loss of a person’s entitlement to vote when general and local council elections, and elections for the European Parliament or referenda are held.

Any person desiring to appeal to a Revising Officer may seek assistance at the Electoral Office. 

All the registers may be viewed at the Electoral Office. The registers shall be made available for sale as hard copies from the Department of Information. One can also check their registration here, under the ‘Publications’ section and by pressing either the ‘Can I vote?’ or the ‘Search Register’ buttons. 

Besides this, one may check if one is registered as a voter in these registers through the online facility on the Electoral Commission’s website, under the ‘Publications’ section and by pressing either the ‘Can I vote?’ or the ‘Search Register’ buttons.