The electoral roll is a list of the names and addresses of every person who can vote in the annual parochial church meeting (APCM). A completely new roll is prepared every 6 years and this will next take place in 2019. In other years the existing roll is simply amended, with new names being added and some names being taken off.
The person responsible for dealing with the electoral roll is called the electoral roll officer.
You may have your name added to the roll at any time if you are:
- baptised and aged 16 or over (or become 16 during the year) AND
- a member of the Church of England, or a church in communion with the Church of England and resident in the parish; OR
- a member of the Church of England (or a church in communion with the Church of England) and, not being resident in the parish, you have habitually attended public worship during the months prior to enrolment; OR
- a member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity (not being a church in communion with the Church of England) and also prepared to declare yourself to be a member of the Church of England having habitually attended public worship in the parish for a period of six months prior to enrolment.
Click here to find out if you qualify to go on the electoral roll.
Click here to download an electoral roll form.