Friday 19 July 2019 / 12:07 PM Cat Smith / Voter Engagement

Cat Smith responds to Electoral Commission feasibility study on voter registration

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement, responding to the Electoral Commission’s feasibility studies on modernising electoral registration in the UK, said:

“We welcome these studies which demonstrate a real need to make fundamental changes to the way people register to vote in this country.

“Individual electoral registration has not achieved what we were told it would. Millions of people are still missing from the electoral register, particularly those who are marginalised from society.

“The next Labour government will take radical steps to ensure everyone can have a say in our democracy, such as examining the use of government data to automatically place people on the electoral roll.”