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Voting

Reds

Registered User
Sep 5, 2011
541
Hertfordshire
Hi all

When someone has Alzheimer's and are not interested in voting anymore do they still have to register to vote and receive voting cards? If not what is the procedure to advise someone is ill and won't want to vote anymore?

Reds
 

Pegsdaughter

Registered User
Oct 7, 2014
128
London
There is a benefit on being on the electoral register in that it improves your credit rating.


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brambles

Registered User
Sep 22, 2014
243
NW England
I thought the reason you got a reduction in council tax for mental impairment was because you were not able to make an informed decision and therefore unable to vote.
 

canary

Registered User
Feb 25, 2014
12,189
South coast
I thought the reason you got a reduction in council tax for mental impairment was because you were not able to make an informed decision and therefore unable to vote.
Yes brambles, it does seem stupid doesnt it
Just because you are on the electoral register it doesnt mean that you have to vote. Reds, if they doent want to/cant vote anymore you can just ignore the voting cards.


BTW Pegsdaughter, I had to giggle over your reply as I dont think mum is going to worry about her credit rating any more ;)
 

LynneMcV

Volunteer Moderator
May 9, 2012
3,951
south-east London
The other important thing about being on the electoral register is that it is used to help check entitlement to benefits such as care assistance, housing benefit - even nursing home applications.