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Electoral Register

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has assessed the practicality of implementing an automatic voter registration system.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

As stated during the recent Westminster Hall Debate on Voter Registration in Nottingham North Constituency, the Government has no plans to introduce automatic registration, as it contradicts the principle which underpins Individual Electoral Registration, that individuals are responsible for registering and that this should be done at a time and place of their choosing. As such, we have not made any assessment relating to the introduction of automatic registration.

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