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Northern Ireland's electoral register

Northern Ireland registrationOur report on Northern Ireland's electoral register finds that urgent action is required to improve the register following a considerable decline in both accuracy and completeness over the last four years.

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Latest issue of the register now available

The register newsletterRead the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter the register for features on our review of electoral fraud, reporting on PCC elections, Scottish referendum question assessment and much more.

Read the latest issue of the register (PDF)

Results for Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Results for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections held on 15 November are available from the Home Office’s Choose my PCC website.

Read more about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections 


Information on Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Summary information on voter turnout and rejected ballot papers at PCC elections is now available. Overall turnout, including ballots that were rejected during the count, was 15.1%.

Read more about turnout at PCC elections


Scottish referendum question assessment

Following a request from the Scottish Government, we have begun to assess the proposed Scottish referendum question. The question we have been asked to assess is: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

Read more about the Scottish referendum


Guidance for Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Our guidance for candidates and agents at PCC elections includes all the forms needed to submit spending returns after the polls. Our guidance for local Returning Officers also covers all the forms and checklists for after the declaration of results.

Guidance for candidates and agents | Guidance on running a PCC election