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Electoral Register

Question for Deputy Prime Minister

UIN 221831, tabled on 23 January 2015

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people have been informed that their application for inclusion on the voting register was not valid because their national insurance number was not provided since the introduction of individual electoral registration.

Answered on

29 January 2015

Failure to provide a National Insurance number does not result in an application being declared invalid.

Electoral Registration Officers have alternative methods of verifying an application including requesting documentary evidence of identity if personal identifiers, such as the National Insurance number or date of birth, are absent.

Answered by

Deputy Prime Minister