Front page of the BelTel today, the Electoral Commission has discovered there’s been a slip in the accuracy of the electoral roll from 94% in 2008 to just 78% today. A lot of the discrepancy relates to people who no longer live here any more.
It may be that some of the stricter standards introduced to hold down cases of voter fraud is making for less efficient regular data updates.
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