Post by cityslicker on Sept 20, 2016 5:51:39 GMT
Qualifying date is 1st September for the following year. Registration effectively is completed on 16th December, however. There's no rolling registration.
Almost every business and organisation (except the Corporation itself) qualifies to appoint electors. One exception is a limited company or other organisation which shares the same premises with an unlimited liability partnership or with a sole trader, if that sole trader or limited liability partnership has electors on the Ward List.
Each qualifying business, as of Sept 1st each year, can appoint electors on the Ward List for that ward.
Sole Traders qualify as of right. All unlimited Partners in unlimited liability partnerships qualify as of right.
For all other entities, the number of electors depends upon the number of employees at those premises (including, interestingly, sub-contractors). It's one voter for up to 9 workers, two voters for 10 workers, then one extra voter for each additional 5 workers up to 10 voters for 50 workers. Thereafter it's one additional voter for every 50 additional workers.
Voters must be over 18 and citizens of the UK, Commonwealth or an EU country. Citizenship of an EU country, however, is insufficient by itself to vote in Aldermanic elections.
Voters appointed by qualifying businesses need to have worked there for at least one year, although there are additional possible qualifications for longstanding workers in the City (or who've worked in the qualifying business but who had been based outside the City). Fuller details are given here:
The voting system is skewed in favour of unlimited liability Partnerships, sole traders and SMEs.
Feel free to PM me, lennon, if you'd like to know the status of the place where you work.
There are in addition, of course, residential voters