European Parliament: Elections

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 23rd May 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of EU citizens living in the UK who are not registered to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office does not hold information on the numbers of eligible electors nor

information on the number of European nationals resident in the UK who do or do not

register to vote in European Parliamentary elections

Estimates of the number of eligible people on the registers for electoral events are

published by the Electoral Commission following each poll, but do not include a breakdown

of the numbers of EU citizens eligible to vote. These reports are available online at:

www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

Each Electoral Registration Officer maintains a register for their own local area. Some

headline registration statistics by area are collated and published annually by the Office for

National Statistics, however, this does not include a breakdown of the numbers of EU

citizens registered to vote

The latest bulletin is available at:

www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/elections/electoralregistration.

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