Electoral Register

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the implications are for the Government's policies of recommendation 22 of the report of the Association of Electoral Administrators entitled It’s time for urgent and positive Government action: The AEA’s review of the 2017 local government elections and the UK Parliamentary general election, published in September 2017, on the Government undertaking a full and thorough review of the access and supply arrangements that apply to the electoral register and the lists of absent voters which includes consideration of those that relate to candidates, political parties and third parties such as Credit Reference Agencies.

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

The Government has no current plans for a general review of the access and supply arrangements that apply to the electoral register.

However, the Government will review existing legislation on access to electoral registers, to ensure that elective representatives or political parties can continue to use the electoral register for the purposes of democratic engagement.

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