Electoral Register

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Shadow Minister (Justice) (Political and Constitutional Reform)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what training electoral registration officers have received in preparation for the implementation of individual electoral registration.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Training for electoral registration officers and their staff on new individual electoral registration (IER) processes commenced on 14 November 2013 in preparation for implementation on 10 June in England and Wales, and 19 September in Scotland. Lead trainers from over 180 local authorities have already been fully trained on IER processes and equipped with skills to help pass on this knowledge within their local authorities. Lead trainers from all authorities will have received training by the end of March. Electoral services staff will also receive training on the new electoral management software functionality by the end of March in England and Wales, and during June in Scotland.

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