Just had a woman come to the door trying to get us to sign the electoral roll form. Told her I wasn't interested, no intention of voting etc etc and she replied with "it's a £1000 fine if you don't". Obviously I tell her to jog on and then have a quick google and it appears that she's right!
There's a couple of sites which cast doubt on the wording of the law used to justify the fine ie - "the council must send a representative to collect the data and it's an offence to provide false data" but most councils etc are waving the big fine stick.
How the **** have we ended up in a situation where it appears to be illegal to refuse to register to vote?