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EU Nationals

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 19 March 2009

9. To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to ensure that nationals of other EU member states entitled to vote in elections for the European Parliament and local authorities in the UK are informed of how to exercise their entitlement. (264468)

The Electoral Commission informs me that its public awareness campaign for the June 2009 elections will include information directed at nationals of other EU member states. The campaign will use online and press advertising targeted specifically at EU nationals, explaining who is eligible to register to vote, how to register and providing key information on the elections. The Commission also provides translated registration forms and other voter materials on its website.