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Elections: ICT

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of an electronic system for the delivery, receipt and return of the Writ at UK parliamentary elections.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

There are no immediate plans to do so. The process for serving election Writs is set out in the Representation of the People Act 1983. However, the Government continues to work with the Law Commissions, as well as other stakeholders such as the Electoral Commission, to streamline the electoral process.

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