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Electoral Register

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL1012, tabled on 1 July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to increase electoral registration across the United Kingdom.

Answered on

15 July 2015

Over £14 million has been invested over the last two financial years to support activities aimed at increasing the levels of voter registration, including in the run up to the General Election. Online registration has made registering to vote more accessible than ever before with over three quarters of the 9.6 million applications to date under Individual Electoral Registration being made online. The Electoral Commission has published its analysis of the electoral registers used for elections on 7 May which shows that over 400,000 more entries were on these registers when compared to the last registers before IER, published in February/March 2014.

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Cabinet Office