Who is affected?

Under IER, everyone in the household who is eligible to vote is responsible for registering themselves.

In Ashfield, there are around 90,000 people registered to vote and Ashfield District Council estimates that 85% (about 76,500) of the electorate won't have to do anything to make sure they can still vote: they will be automatically transferred onto the new register. In basic terms, you will receive a confirmation letter in August if your name has been transferred. If you have not been transferred you will receive a letter with an invitation to register to vote.

About 13,500 people will be affected and will have to do something, and we will write to them in August and advise how to register. These people include people registering for the first time, students and people in care or residential homes. We will write to everyone who needs to provide additional information from August onwards. By law, you must then provide the information we are requesting. We will tell you clearly what you need to do and will provide all the help we can.

If you are registering to vote for the first time, you will need to provide your name, address, nationality, National Insurance number (NINO) and date of birth. Under IER you will be able to do this online. Once your details have been checked, you will be added to the register.