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BREAKING: Electoral Commission refuses to honour commitment to EU citizens

Over the last few days we have been in contact with the @ElectoralCommUK regarding disenfranchisement of EU citizens during the 2014 EU election - bound to repeated this year.
In 2014 the @ElectoralCommUK committed to ensure "that electoral registration officers are aware that they MUST send [the extra] form [needed by EU citizens]" for this year's European Parliament elections.

To our great disappointment the @ElectoralCommUK has now informed us that they will NOT instruct local Electoral Registration Officers to send out the extra form needed by EU citizens to take part in the #EUElections2019 in the UK.

The @ElectoralCommUK is hiding behind the Brexit Referendum. But the commitment was made in 2014 - two years before the referendum. It looks like no action was taken during those 2 years to rectify the problem of disenfranchising EU citizens from EU Parliament elections.

Instead of simply instructing the local Electoral Registration Officers to send out forms to EU citizens today, the @ElectoralCommUK has decided to outsource the information campaign to NGOs including us, the3million.

We are extremely disappointed with the Electoral Commission not honouring its 2014 commitment to EU citizens.

Like in 2014 EU citizens will be turned away again at the polling stations. Deprived of their right to participate in the democratic process of the UK.

The only way to force Electoral Registration Offices to send out letters is is by writing to them yourself demanding to do so.

We therefore support the letter writing initiative by the @NewEuropeans.

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