Electoral Register

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people have been informed that their application for inclusion on the voting register was not valid because their national insurance number was not provided since the introduction of individual electoral registration.

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

Failure to provide a National Insurance number does not result in an application being declared invalid.

Electoral Registration Officers have alternative methods of verifying an application including requesting documentary evidence of identity if personal identifiers, such as the National Insurance number or date of birth, are absent.

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