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Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland gives evidence to Committee

28 February 2020

The Select Committee on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 hears from the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, Virginia McVea, followed by evidence from three local authorities on their experience of the 2019 voter ID pilot schemes.


Tuesday 3 March in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Virginia McVea, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

At 4.30pm

  • Gordon Amos, Electoral Services Manager, Watford Borough Council
  • Steve Daynes, Democracy and Electoral Services Manager, Braintree District Council
  • Charlotte Griffiths, Electoral Services Manager, Woking Borough Council

Possible questions

  • How well does the individual electoral registration system work in Northern Ireland?
  • What impact has the introduction of online registration had in Northern Ireland?
  • How does the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (EONI) reach under-registered groups?
  • What impact has the voter ID pilots had on tackling fraud and the perception of fraud in elections?
  • Were any demographic groups more likely to have had issues with access to ID?
  • Was voter turnout or democratic engagement affected by the need to bring ID to the polling station?
  • Were voters who did not have the required ID helped in any way?

Further information

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