Electoral Register: Young People

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2015, Question 221159, if he will make an assessment of the number of 17 year old attainers who transferred from the household electoral register to individual electoral register.

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

9 out of 10 electors have been automatically transferred to the new registers under Individual Electoral Registration (IER)

No-one registered in the last canvass will lose their right to vote in the General Election. Those electors not automatically transferred to the new register have been carried forward and have until the end of the transition to apply before they are removed.

Any electors not confirmed, including attainers, would have been sent an invitation to register, sent reminders and canvassed in person to encourage them to apply.

Data relating to IER confirmation results for attainers is available on the following website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/using-data-matching-to-confirm-electors-in-great-britain

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