Electoral Registration – Levelling Up Committee questions Minister
The LUHC Committee questions academic experts and Electoral Registration Officers for the opening public evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry on electoral registration.
The cross-party group of MPs are likely to examine confidence in the voter registration system, the challenges currently facing local councils and electoral registration officers, and the case for automatic or assisted systems of voter registration.
The Committee is also likely to explore the success of outreach activities and steps the UK could take to boost levels of voter registration.
Research by the Electoral Commission from 2019 analysed electoral registers and found that 17% of eligible voters in Great Britain, as many as 9.4 million people, were either missing from the electoral register or not registered at their current address. The research also said that more than 1 in 10 of the (then current) entries on the registers were inaccurate.