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E-petitions follow the same guidelines as paper petitions. The petition organiser will need to provide us with their name, postal address and email address. You will also need to decide how long you would like your petition to be open for signatures. Most petitions run for 3 months, but you can choose a shorter or longer timeframe, up to a maximum of 6 months.
When you create an e-petition, it may take 5 working days before it is published online. This is because we have to check that the content of your petition is suitable before it is made available for signature.
If we feel we cannot publish your petition for some reason, we will contact you within this time to explain. You will be able to change and resubmit your petition if you wish. If you do not do this within 10 working days, a summary of the petition and the reason why it has not been accepted will be published under the 'rejected petitions' section of the website.
When an e-petition has closed for signature, it will automatically be submitted to the Petitions Officer. In the same way as a paper petition, the petition organiser will receive an acknowledgement within 5 working days.
All of the fields in this form are mandatory but only your name will be displayed on the website.