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Electoral registration

In this area you can find out about electoral registration.

In particular, you can read about the move from household registration to individual electoral registration (IER).

What is IER?

Previously, one person in every household was responsible for registering everyone else who lives at that address. Following the introduction of IER in the summer of 2014, each person is required to register to vote individually, rather than by household.

Our view of IER

We support the introduction of IER because we believe it will address vulnerabilities in the current electoral registration process. It is also right that people are able to take individual responsibility for their own vote.

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