I started a discussion on the groups.yahoo.com/group/canals-list email group about continuously cruising and not having a postal address.
Moose asked me whether I’m registered to vote. Under the Peoples Act, apparently I could be fined 1,000 pounds for not being registered. Moose told me the rules were relaxed a couple of years ago by Labour so that more vagrants could then register as unfixed abode.
I’m not on the voters register so should I be worried?
Steve told me he’d spoken to his local returning officer (local as in where he works, which is his correspondence address) who after assorted enquiries established that he cannot register to vote unless he lies on the application by saying his boat is based in that constituency. Because he’s a continuous cruiser he isn’t in any one constituency for long enough to register (it takes 6 weeks).
Anyone out there know otherwise?