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Further call for evidence issued by committee following General Election

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22 January 2020

The Select Committee on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 has today issued a further public call for evidence to explore the key issues and challenges arising from the 2019 UK General Election in relation to electoral registration and administration. Submissions must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 4 March 2020.

Background

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 was appointed to carry out post-legislative scrutiny of the Act and to make recommendations to the Government. The Committee has recently been reappointed and is required to agree its report by 23 June 2020. 

The Committee published an initial call for evidence in July 2019 and we have published all the written evidence we have received.  Following the 2019 General Election, the Committee is issuing a further public call for evidence to explore some of the key challenges in delivering the election, such as the functioning of the registration system, concerns about voter fraud, and any other experiences which could inform our inquiry.

Questions the Committee are seeking to answer include:

  • Do you think the 2019 UK General Election was well run?
  • Do you have concerns about voting fraud or related offences taking place during the 2019 UK General Election?
  • There were again a significant number of registration applications during the election period, as well as high levels of postal and proxy voting. What issues does this create for the electoral process?
  • What further changes might be needed to improve the registration process for voters and administrators?
  • In the light of the 2019 UK General Election and other recent electoral events, has the individual registration process met its objectives successfully?
  • What were the main challenges around raising public awareness and encouraging eligible electors to register ahead of the 2019 UK General Election?

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