This Notice is published in accordance with Regulations 4 and 5 of the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011.
The authority’s proper officer has published the number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors shown in the electoral registers having effect for North Yorkshire on 15 February 2023.
The number so published is 23,942. This number will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of any petition for a referendum on whether the authority should change to a different form of governance presented after 31 March 2023 and before 1 April 2024, unless a different number has effect by virtue of the following paragraph.
Where the number equal to 5% of the number of local government electors as shown in the registers having effect on 15 February 2024 is less than that now published, the lesser number shall be used for verification purposes in relation to any petition received during the period beginning on the date of publication of the lesser number and ending immediately before 1 April 2024.
Barry Khan Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)
North Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD
28 February 2023