Wednesday 11 October 2017 / 9:35 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Labour is committed to taking radical steps to ensure all eligible voters are registered and able to use their vote – Cat Smith

Cat
Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs
, commenting on the Electoral
Commission report on voting in 2017, said:

“Labour is
committed to taking radical steps to ensure all eligible voters are registered
and able to use their vote. We welcome the Electoral Commission’s findings that
two thirds of voters support auto-enrolment with NI Numbers.

“A Labour
government will extend the locations in which voter registration can take place
and pilot the idea of polling day voter registration, as well as examining the
use of government data to automatically place people on the electoral roll.”