Political and Constitutional Reform Committee to hear from the Electoral Commission and EROs as part of its inquiry into voter engagement

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In the Eleventh session of this inquiry, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will be talking to the Electoral Commission about the rollout of Individual Electoral Registration, and their recent report on the quality of the UK’s electoral registers. The Committee will also be taking evidence from a panel of Electoral Registration Officers on their role as it relates to voter engagement.

Date and time: Thursday 4 September 2014 at 10.00 am

Location:  Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00 am:

·         Jenny Watson, Chair, Electoral Commission

·         Andrew Scallan, Director of Electoral Administration, Electoral Commission

·         Phil Thompson, Research and Evaluation Manager, Electoral Commission


At 11.30 am:

·         Paul Lankester, Electoral Registration Officer for Stratford on Avon

·         Dr Dave Smith, Electoral Registration Officer for Sunderland

The Electoral Commission published a report on the quality of the 2014 electoral registers in Great Britain on 22 July 2014. The report is available on the Electoral Commission’s website here: Quality of the 2014 electoral registers in Great Britain

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