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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a pilot scheme allowing election-day voter registration in polling stations. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 282228 remove filter
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>The Government has no plans to introduce election day registration. To work effectively and securely, it would require all polling stations in a constituency to be electronically linked and the register updated in real time to prevent anyone registering and voting in one<br />polling station and moving quickly to another to do the same. This would present considerable technical challenges and carry significant cost.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">Such a change would introduce uncertainties as to the register to be used for the election and undermine confidence in the process if candidates were unable to challenge any unusual trends in registration prior to Polling Day.</ins></p><p>Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are legally responsible for determining who is eligible to vote in polls in their local areas. Coming to a determination can take time and cannot be done instantaneously.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay remove filter
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T09:22:51.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T09:22:51.44Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-09-05T14:18:34.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:18:34.583Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this