Electoral Register: Young People

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of David Ward David Ward Liberal Democrat, Bradford East

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of individual electoral registration among (a) attainers and (b) students.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Government announced on 9 January £9.8 million to help increase the accuracy of the electoral register. As part of this every Electoral Registration Officer in Great Britain will share £6.8 million to support their activities to increase voter registration, including students and attainers.

Remaining funding will go to organisations that can support activities to register currently under registered groups, including students. This builds on the Government’s previous investment of £4.2 million for maximising registration in 2013/14.

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