Notice of Verification Number

Find out the number of signatures required on a change of governance petition to verify it.

Under the Local Government Act 2000, you can petition the council on whether they should change to a different form of governance. If at least 5% of voters in Brighton & Hove sign a petition supporting a change, then there will be a referendum. 

As of 15 February, the number that is equal to 5% of voters in Brighton & Hove is 10,090. 

We will use this number to determine the validity of any petitions from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.


Electoral Registration Officer

Brighton & Hove City Council

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road