Electoral Register: Young People

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the breakdown by (1) nation, (2) region, and (3) nationality, of the number and proportion of 16 to 24 year-olds applying to register to vote online since the launch of Individual Electoral Registration in summer 2014.

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

Since the introduction of IER in Great Britain in June 2014 there have been over 2.8 million applications to vote from 16 - 24 year olds including over 2.2 million online applications. It is not possible to provide a breakdown by nationality. Although electors are required to state their nationality when submitting an application to register, this information is not recorded as part of the published register.

Nation

Registration Applications (26 Oct 2015)

England

1,970,492

Scotland

150,411

Wales

99,959

English Region

Registration Applications (26 Oct 2015)

South East

326,054

London

318,611

North West

274,468

East of England

197,361

West Midlands

191,396

South West

208,735

Yorkshire and Humber

192,672

East Midlands

175,795

North East

85,400

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