Governance petition verification number

Voters in Kent can petition us to hold a referendum on whether we should change to a different form of governance (for example, changing to a committee system or having a mayor). For the referendum to go ahead, 5% of the people eligible to vote in Kent would need to sign it. This is known as the verification number.

The current verification number is 58,020. It covers any petitions held up to 31 March 2025.

Read the Notice of Verification Number (PDF, 58.2 KB).

Read more about petitions to the council.