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Electoral Register

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to increase voter registration within Commonwealth communities in the UK.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

The Government is committed to building a fair, secure and inclusive democracy that works for everyone. The December 2017 Democratic Engagement Plan sets out our plans for doing this. We expect action under the Plan to benefit members of Commonwealth communities in the UK, alongside a wide range of other groups of eligible citizens.

At the same time, Electoral Registration Officers have a duty to maintain a complete and accurate register. They share responsibility for engaging citizens with electoral registration with the Electoral Commission, which has a statutory duty to promote public awareness

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