Tag Archive for Edited electoral register

Consulting on the edited register

Lord Norton

I promised to alert readers when the Government eventually got round to consulting on the future of the edited version of the electoral register.  As you may recall, I got a response from a minister earlier this year saying it was intended to commence the consultation before the summer recess.   The commitment then changed to holding it…

Still no consultation….

Lord Norton

I have previously written about the edited version of the electoral register.  As regular readers will know, I have pressed for its abolition.  The electoral registration form should be solely for the purpose of registering to vote and not being required by law to decide whether to be included in a register made available to…

The edited electoral register

Lord Norton

We have had Report stage this week of the Political Parties and Elections Bill.   On Monday, I had a good day: the Government introduced an amendment regarding the Electoral Commission to meet a point I raised in Grand Committee.  They also provided an assurance in response to another of my amendments.  Yesterday was more problematic:…

Political Parties and Elections Bill

Lord Norton

One of the bills we shall be dealing with when we return from the Easter recess is the Political Parties and Elections Bill.  This has already had its Second Reading.  It goes into committee in a couple of weeks. The Bill itself is a good example of the problems associated with the way legislation is…

Consulting on the electoral register

Lord Norton

In an earlier post, on 27 August, I drew attention to the result of a survey of showing that 98 per cent of electoral registration officers favoured getting rid of the practice of selling the electoral register to commercial bodies.   Citizens have by law to supply data about themselves for electoral purposes.  I have always…