Those “missing” 6,000 voters – electors jump from 96,000 to 113,000-plus!

Owl broke the original story in July 2014 that EDDC was in the worst 6% of councils for voter registration and had “lost” 6,000 voters from the previous years – 102,000 down to 96,000. Owl was shocked and so a was Parliamentary Committee which summoned Electoral Officer Mark Williams to (not very satisfactorily) explain himself;

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2014/07/07/the-missing-6000-voters-eddc-named-and-s/

and

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2014/10/13/highlights-of-mr-williams-audio-transcript-of-evidence-to-the-parliamentary-select-committee-on-voter-engagement/

As of March 2017, the number of electors in East Devon stood at 113,079 – an increase of more than 20,000. And this doesn’t include a recent surge for the upcoming general election who registered after that date. An increase of more than 22%! In THREE years! That’s only registered voters – imagine the total population increase!

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/grants-and-funding/parishes-together-fund/numbers-of-electors-in-your-parish/