Electoral Register: Young People

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that Electoral Registration Officers (1) put in place, and (2) execute, effective plans to give (a) attainers, (b) students and (c) 16 to 24 year- olds more generally, the opportunity to register to vote in advance of the next General Election.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are already expected to develop engagement plans to maximise registration levels in their local area, including among young people.

The Government announced on 9 January 2015 that all EROs will receive a share of £6.8 million funding to support their work in driving up registration rates among under registered groups including young people.

The Electoral Commission monitors the performance of EROs in implementing these plans.

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