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Electoral Registration

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of individual electoral registration in reducing the scope for fraud in Northern Ireland. (141710)

The Electoral Commission commented on individual registration and other administrative matters to do with the March Assembly election in its statutory report which has just been published. The report comments that their findings

‘reflect an increasing understanding of the electoral process in Northern Ireland, with individual registration and the requirement for photographic identification resulting in elections that are now largely free from allegations of electoral fraud’.

The detail of the report can be accessed online at and I have placed a copy of it in the Library.