Annual Electoral Register Requirement To Be Dropped

The government has published plans for the requirement to register for your vote every year to be amended.

Under the proposed plans, the Chief Electoral Officer can decide when the roll needs refreshing. It is also proposed that people should be able to get on the register up until 11 days before an election, in an attempt to up the number of people registered to vote in Northern Ireland.Sinn Fein’s national director of elections Pat Doherty MP welcomed the consultation paper and its proposals, calling annual registration a ‘complete disaster’.

Looks like it may be back to the Job Centre for Alexandra Ford – the star of the Electoral Commission’s ‘Secure Your Vote – Or Lose It’ campaign