Electoral Register: Clwyd

Electoral Commission Committee written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent discussions the Electoral Commission has had with the Electoral Registration Officer for Denbighshire on what lessons can be drawn from his success in increasing registration in the Vale of Clwyd.

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

The Commission informs me that it has not had any recent discussions with the Electoral Registration Officer in Denbighshire specifically about increases in registration in the Vale of Clwyd but has received information from the ERO's team about their plans for the transition to individual electoral registration.

This has included the approach taken in Denbighshire to maximising local data matching which has been shared with other EROs in Wales by the Cabinet Office Regional Delivery Manager, and within the Commission so that good practice examples can be shared as part of their targeted work with individual EROs and, where applicable, more widely through their weekly bulletin to electoral administrators.

The Commission sets and monitors performance standards for EROs, which covers the completeness and accuracy of electoral registers. For the last five years, the ERO for Denbighshire has met or exceeded all the relevant performance standards for EROs.

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