Electoral Register:Written question - 148902

Asked by Cat Smith
(Lancaster and Fleetwood)
Asked on: 01 June 2018
Cabinet Office
Electoral Register
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to increase voter registration within Commonwealth communities in the UK.
Answered by: Chloe Smith
Answered on: 11 June 2018

The Government is committed to building a fair, secure and inclusive democracy that works for everyone. The December 2017 Democratic Engagement Plan sets out our plans for doing this. We expect action under the Plan to benefit members of Commonwealth communities in the UK, alongside a wide range of other groups of eligible citizens.

At the same time, Electoral Registration Officers have a duty to maintain a complete and accurate register. They share responsibility for engaging citizens with electoral registration with the Electoral Commission, which has a statutory duty to promote public awareness

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