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Electoral Register

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to set up registration points in schools, colleges, shopping centres and street markets to encourage young people to join the electoral register.

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

The Government remain committed to ensuring that the maximum number of people are registered to vote after the transition to individual electoral registration. As part of developing our plans for the transition, we will be assessing a range of measures which have potential to improve registration levels among those groups underrepresented on the electoral register.

The Government have also commissioned research to identify the scale and profile of groups that are currently underregistered. These findings will be used to inform our approach to improving registration levels among these groups and wider work to promote public awareness of registration and participation of young people in the voting process.

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