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Electoral Register

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 15th July 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hay of Ballyore Lord Hay of Ballyore DUP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to increase electoral registration across the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Bridges of Headley Lord Bridges of Headley The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Over £14 million has been invested over the last two financial years to support activities aimed at increasing the levels of voter registration, including in the run up to the General Election. Online registration has made registering to vote more accessible than ever before with over three quarters of the 9.6 million applications to date under Individual Electoral Registration being made online. The Electoral Commission has published its analysis of the electoral registers used for elections on 7 May which shows that over 400,000 more entries were on these registers when compared to the last registers before IER, published in February/March 2014.

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