The Council has to publish the number of electors which will be used to validate petitions. Regulation 4(1) of the The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011 explains that the verification number should be 5% of the total number of local government electors. 5% of the total number of local government electors in Surrey Heath from 1 April 2023 until 31 March 2024 is, 3371. The register of electors is updated every year. The next update will be shared within 14 days of 15 February 2024. Any petition submitted between 15 February 2024 and 31 March 2024 should use the lowest verification number, which could be 3371 or the latest verification number as published in February 2024.