Electoral Commission: Online voter registration has “transformed” access to elections

The move towards online voter registration has "transformed" access to elections in Great Britain and should be implemented in Northern Ireland "as soon as possible" according to the Electoral Commission. Figures released in their report on voter registration in the 2017 UK General Election shows a record number of voters enrolled onto the electoral register … Continue reading Electoral Commission: Online voter registration has “transformed” access to elections

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622,000 people register to vote on deadline day with 99% doing so online

On the final day of the voter registration window for the 2017 UK General Election, 622,000 people registered to vote. Of those, 613,000 did so online, compared to just under 10,000 doing so by paper. 246,000 people aged under 25 registered on the final day. Since the snap General Election was called, more than 2.5 … Continue reading 622,000 people register to vote on deadline day with 99% doing so online

Figures show 7 million using online voter registration, whilst less than a quarter register by paper

Data published by the Government shows that since the introduction of online voter registration last summer, more than 7 million people have registered to vote online with 2 million registering via the traditional paper method. On deadline day for registering, a record 485,012 people registered to vote with 97% of these applications being done online. … Continue reading Figures show 7 million using online voter registration, whilst less than a quarter register by paper