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Electoral Register

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last met the Electoral Commission to discuss its proposals for individual voter registration. (201144)

I meet regularly with the Electoral Commission. My next meeting is on 15 May 2008 and individual registration will be on the agenda.

Our vision for electoral registration is clear: We want to protect the rights of every eligible person to participate in the United Kingdom's democratic process by ensuring complete, accurate and secure electoral registration.

Any new system of electoral registration in GB would need to be tailored to current circumstances, and in particular would need to address the challenge of under registration in GB, where an estimated 3.5 million eligible electors are not registered to vote.