Registration for elections is a matter for Electoral Registration Officers (EROs). The
Electoral Commission provides guidance and advice to EROs and is responsible for
monitoring their performance.
The Electoral Commission supported EROs in the discharge of this function. It issued guidance on
the 4th April which recommended that EROs should identify EU citizens who are on the local
government register and send them a declaration form and supporting information explaining how
they can declare their intent to vote in these elections in the UK should they wish to.
The Government worked with local authority elections staff
including EROs and Returning Officers and with the Electoral Commission and other
agencies such as the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and the
Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) to support the smooth running of the polls.