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Electoral Turnout

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

30. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2006, Official Report, column 159W, on electoral turnout, what initiatives the Government have undertaken to promote participation in democracy. (76570)

The Government’s “1824 Collective” campaign aimed to raise awareness of registration in advance of the May 2006 London elections. They are also working with local authorities to pilot ways of increasing registration nationally. They have also undertaken pilots in the 2006 elections aimed at modernising the voting process. The Electoral Administration Bill contains a number of clauses to encourage participation at elections.