Want to register online to vote in East Devon? Don’t bother, website unavailable

You could try here:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

but if it links to the EDDC website – tough.

Hope Mr Williams is at work today getting this fixed. We pay him extra to be our Electoral officer.

Perhaps someone might like to let the Electoral Commission know that things are going wrong – again – in East Devon.

Last time we lost 6,000 voters because Mr Williams decided he knew best and used telephone contact to trace missing voters instead of personal canvassers (though Owl is still puzzled how he got those telephone numbers). Though this was fixed later after he appeared at a Parliamentary Committee to explain himself.

And then there was that little matter of the postal vote forms with the wrong information on them …

Have a good day in the office, Mr Williams!

One thought on “Want to register online to vote in East Devon? Don’t bother, website unavailable

  1. Its pretty ironic since only last Tuesday EDDC issued a Press Release which said:

    Call for voters in East Devon to register in time for elections this May
    When this content has been created
    21 March 2017

    Deadline to register is Thursday 13 April 2017

    With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in East Devon are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.

    The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission launches a national voter registration campaign to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place this year across the country.

    East Devon District Council is now also reminding voters in East Devon that they need to register by the deadline of Thursday 13 April otherwise they won’t be able to take part in the Devon County Council elections.

    Mark Williams, Electoral Registration Officer for East Devon said:

    Time is running out to make sure you can take part in elections this May, so I’d encourage everyone in East Devon to take action now if they’re not already registered to vote. It’s quick and easy to register, but after the deadline of 13 April, it will be too late.”

    As of 11am, I note that the following web pages are ALL down:

    Register to vote – http://eastdevon.gov.uk/elections-and-registering-to-vote/register-to-vote/
    The electoral register – http://eastdevon.gov.uk/elections-and-registering-to-vote/the-electoral-register/
    Elections and registering to vote – http://eastdevon.gov.uk/elections-and-registering-to-vote/

    Let’s hope that they get them back up in time for people to register by the 13 April deadline.

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