1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. byrnedjp

    byrnedjp Registered User

    Mar 21, 2013
    168
    London
    Keep getting letters about voting and updating details/register to vote etc.
    My Uncle has no interest in this anymore and ive always kept his details up to date until now...
    Is there any Govt process in place for people with dementia and their right to vote?
    (sounds like an anomaly but no offence meant)

    Ive kept his Freedom pass updated for the very same reason - he will never use it again but i find it depressing and sad to terminate things of this nature........
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,716
    Female
    London
  3. byrnedjp

    byrnedjp Registered User

    Mar 21, 2013
    168
    London
    Thanks

    Its the threat of a £!000 fine if you dont re register that doesnt help
     
  4. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
    6,588
    I don't think allowing a person a vote is 'stupid'.

    How linked up do you think the system is?

    Get the polling card, vote or don't.

    Plenty of people in the UK with capacity, don't exercise the right, to me it should be an obligation.

    I wish they would fine people in the UK who didn't vote without a good reason.
     
  5. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
    6,588
    How?

    There is no fine on not registering.
     
  6. byrnedjp

    byrnedjp Registered User

    Mar 21, 2013
    168
    London
    Its important to provide the information requested on the attached form ; if you dont you could be fined £1,000

    this is stated on my Uncles letter
     
  7. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
    6,588
    #7 garnuft, Aug 5, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2015
    Indeed, it turns out you are right. :(

    Perhaps that should be a smile. :)

    Upon thinking about it....how would they know you didn't vote if you didn't register?

    How could they supply services if they were unaware of your presence?

    How can they predict the services required if they don't know who lives in the Borough?

    So I take back the frown, replace it with a smile and refer to my previous post...get the polling card and vote or don't vote but add the codicil that you should have a good reason or get fined again :)
     
  8. Raggedrobin

    Raggedrobin Registered User

    Jan 20, 2014
    1,431
    The voting thing is an anomaly, isn't it? My mother was fiercely left-wing all her life but recently she thinks the tories are great. She still gets sent the voting card but isn't able to get out and about to use it.
     
  9. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
    6,588
    lol....IMO thank GAWD!! :)
     
  10. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,604
    West Midlands
    My son was registered in two different counties and got 2 polling cards.

    That was before the new rules... I understand That each individual needs to register to vote now.

    He was "on the list" at uni and on our home address "list"

    I threw mums letter in the bin, but not before I shredded it. Just incase.
    Thinking if someone from the council gets in contact, that will be a first....



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