Electoral Register: Expenditure

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th February 2019.

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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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost to the public purse was of the introduction of the system of individual electoral registration; and how much the Government has spent on voter registration in each year since its implementation.

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

The total cost of IER has been £170m to date. Since the 2013/14 financial year, the Government has spent £27m on voter registration. This is in addition to the significant work done by EROs in their local authorities to maintain the completeness and accuracy of their local registers.

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