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Chief Electoral Officer of Canada gives evidence to Committee

10 March 2020


Tuesday 10 March in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Mr St├ęphane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada

At 4.30pm

  • Lord Woolley of Woodford, Founder and Director, Operation Black Vote
  • Imran Sanaullah MBE, CEO, Patchwork Foundation

Possible questions

  • Can you give an overview of how electoral registration works in Canada?
  • Can you explain how the online registration and look-up tool for electoral registration works?
  • Are there any gaps in the register between different demographic, socio-economic, or other groups? How does Elections Canada monitor these and seek to ensure harder to reach groups are registered?
  • How significant a concern is fraud in electoral registration and administration in Canada?
  • What do you see as the main barriers and challenges for boosting registration and engagement of BAME groups in British elections?
  • How would you rate the Government's efforts to improve registration among under-registered groups?
  • Are there any aspects of voting or electoral administration which you think has a disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities or other demographic groups?
  • What is your view of the Government's decision to introduce photographic voter ID requirements at polling stations?

Further information

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