European Parliament: Elections

Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission written question – answered on 1st May 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 hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what guidance the Commission plans to provide to electoral registration officers on the acceptability of scanned or photographed UC1/EC6 forms in order to make changes to the electoral register ahead of European elections in the UK.

Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

A declaration by an EU citizen to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must be made in writing, but this can include a declaration submitted as an email with a scanned signature. This is in line with the Commission’s general guidance to Electoral Registration Officers on applications requiring a signature, such as applications to vote by post.

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