Elections: Advertising

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's budget is for advertising on (a) social and (b) other media to increase people's awareness of voter registration deadlines for forthcoming local elections.

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

The Electoral Commission (EC) has a statutory responsibility to promote awareness of elections, including registration. In this capacity the EC leads public awareness campaigns on voter registration, notably ahead of elections.

The Government works in partnership with the EC to coordinate cross-government support for these campaigns. This includes sharing public awareness campaign materials through government social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as wider networks. The Government, however, does not have an allocated budget for advertising voter registration deadlines.

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