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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will publish the statutory orders for each of the electoral pilot schemes taking place at local government elections in 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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unstar this property uin 188226 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>Orders enabling the pilot scheme to require voters to present identification before voting at</p><p>a polling station will be published on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The orders derive from the Representation of the People Act 2000, which makes provision for local authorities to submit proposals to pilot innovative electoral administration practices at local</p><p>government elections.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and</p><p>proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local</p><p>authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/next-round-of-voter-id-pilots-announced-for-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/next-round-of-voter-id-pilots-announced-for-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>The pilots will give us a deeper understanding of how voter ID will work on a wider scale and</p><p>what works best for voters.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T16:00:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T16:00:24.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to recommendations in the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what work the Government is undertaking with returning officers, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and organisations that represent people with different needs to carry out robust equality impact assessments of the pilot schemes taking place in May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 188869 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.</p><p> </p><p>Equality impact assessments will be conducted in each of the pilot areas. We take seriously the importance of Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at an early stage in policy development and are engaging with the Equality and Human Rights Commission and a broad range of charities and civil society organisations to ensure that the overall policy reflects the needs of all voters in the UK. Local authorities will provide alternative methods of ID to individuals who do not have a specified form of ID, free of charge, ensuring that everyone who is registered has the opportunity to vote.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:50:49.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:50:49.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what steps his Department is taking to ensure pilot schemes taking place in May 2019 will include options for people who do not have a required form of identification. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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unstar this property uin 188870 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.</p><p> </p><p>We take seriously the importance of Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at an early stage in policy development. Pilots will test a range of photographic and non-photographic ID, including poll cards. The types of ID will not be limited to a passport, driving licence or travel pass. Local authorities will continue to provide alternative methods of ID free of charge, to individuals who do not have a specified form of ID, ensuring that everyone who is registered has the opportunity to vote.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:55:58.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:55:58.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what steps his Department is taking to identify alternative forms of identification for (a) people with protected characteristics and (b) others who find it difficult to provide a passport, driving licence or travel pass. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 188871 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.</p><p> </p><p>We take seriously the importance of Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at an early stage in policy development. Pilots will test a range of photographic and non-photographic ID, including poll cards. The types of ID will not be limited to a passport, driving licence or travel pass. Local authorities will continue to provide alternative methods of ID free of charge, to individuals who do not have a specified form of ID, ensuring that everyone who is registered has the opportunity to vote.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:56:18.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:56:18.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference his Department's proposals on the reform of the annual canvass published in October 2018, whether his Department has carried out a risk assessment of the hybrid model for delivering the annual canvass; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure the right to vote is protected for (a) people with protected characteristics and (b) generally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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unstar this property uin 188872 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so. An integral part of this is having an electoral registration system that is efficient and meets the needs of the modern citizen.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our plans for reform of the annual canvass, the Government is currently consulting on a hybrid model based on the evidence from 23 canvass pilot projects. The consultation is being conducted jointly with the Scottish and Welsh Governments and will remain open until 30th November 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The pilots have provided us with a strong basis from which to evaluate and mitigate any risks. In developing the model, we have worked closely with stakeholders in the electoral community including the Electoral Commission, Association of Electoral Administrators and the Scottish Assessors Association. Throughout, we have considered how best to support citizens with protected characteristics to ensure our policy proposal for the reform of the annual canvass supports their participation in our country’s democratic events.</p><p> </p><p>We have engaged with organisations that represent their interests. This has included seeking the opinions of the Accessibility of Elections Working Group, whose membership includes leading charities, such as the Royal Mencap Society, RNIB and Scope. The proposals for the reform of the annual canvass were shared with this group on the 9th October.</p><p> </p><p>Our proposals for canvass reform do not affect the ability of individuals to register at any time during the year. The introduction of online registration has made it easier, simpler and faster to register to vote. This can be done online at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/register-to-vote</a> <a href="http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote" target="_blank"> </a>in as little as 5 minutes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T16:04:15.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T16:04:15.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: Proof of Identity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to recommendations outlined in the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what guidance the Government will be providing for the May 2019 voter ID pilot schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith remove filter
unstar this property uin 189733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to working with the Electoral Commission on its recommendations from its evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilots. Each pilot is working closely and collaboratively with the Cabinet Office to complete the design and development of successful voter ID pilots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T13:37:33.453Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T13:37:33.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 8 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals for reform of the annual canvass, published on 5 October 2018, how his Department defines potential electors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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unstar this property uin 199441 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) sometimes have information to indicate that a person is resident at a given address but is not yet registered to vote at that address. Such people are pending or potential electors.</p><p> </p><p>The information indicating that an elector is resident at an address could have come from various sources. For example, it may have been provided by the potential elector themselves, if they have applied to register to vote but their application has not yet been determined. Alternatively, their name might have been added to a Household Enquiry Form returned to the ERO as part of the annual canvass. Or the ERO may have obtained information from local data sources, such as council tax records. Individual citizens can only be added to the register once they have completed an application which allows the ERO to determine their eligibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:23:04.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:23:04.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 9 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals for reform of the annual canvass, published on 5 October 2018, how the Behavioural Insight Team has been involved in communications and the design of registration forms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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unstar this property uin 199442 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission (EC) has responsibility for designing registration forms, which are subject to the approval of the Minister for the Cabinet Office following consultation with the Scottish Ministers in respect of forms for use in Scotland and the Welsh Ministers in respect of forms for use in Wales.</p><p>We are working closely with the Electoral Commission on the implementation of canvass reform. Canvass reform will lead to new requirements for canvass forms. We understand the EC intends to undertake user testing on the new forms, with a view to making sure the forms are as clear as possible for the citizen.</p><p>The Electoral Commission has worked with the Behavioural Insight Team on certain forms of registration correspondence. Information is available here: https://www.behaviouralinsights.co.uk/trial-results/improving-the-annual-electoral-canvass/</p><p>EROs are free to offer a range of ways to respond to a Higher Education Framework. Currently, many EROs offer text message, online and paper-based response methods. As part of canvass reform, we intend to with EROs and the Electoral Commission to make sure it is as easy as possible for citizens to respond to requests for information from their local ERO.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199444 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:49:15.227Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:49:15.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 9 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals for reform of the annual canvass, published on 5 October 2018, what steps the Government plans to take to increase registration in the number of attainers; and if the Government will reinstate a separate section for 16 to 17 years olds in the Household Enquiry Form. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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unstar this property uin 199443 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to building a democracy that works for everyone. Throughout 2018 we have taken steps to promote democratic engagement amongst young people in particular, including attainers. By making use of the Suffrage Fund, we have delivered three specific projects. These are the Democracy Ambassadors Scheme to recruit and train youth democracy ambassadors, the development and publication of a toolkit for parliamentarians to engage young people and a new secondary schools resource (www.suffrageresources.org.uk).</p><p> </p><p>Our Register to Vote website is widely used by young people: over 7.3 million online applications have been submitted by 16-24 year olds since 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The Electoral Commission (EC) has responsibility for designing registration forms, which are subject to the approval of the Minister for the Cabinet Office following consultation with the Scottish Ministers in respect of forms for use in Scotland and the Welsh Ministers in respect of forms for use in Wales.</p><p> </p><p>We are working closely with the Electoral Commission on the implementation of canvass reform. Canvass reform will lead to new requirements for canvass forms. We understand the EC intends to undertake user testing on the new forms, with a view to making sure the forms are as clear as possible for the citizen.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:15:53.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:15:53.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 9 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals on reform of the annual canvass, published on 5 October 2018, what assessment his Department has made of response methods to Household Enquiry Forms in order to improve appropriate messaging and encourage responses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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unstar this property uin 199444 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission (EC) has responsibility for designing registration forms, which are subject to the approval of the Minister for the Cabinet Office following consultation with the Scottish Ministers in respect of forms for use in Scotland and the Welsh Ministers in respect of forms for use in Wales.</p><p>We are working closely with the Electoral Commission on the implementation of canvass reform. Canvass reform will lead to new requirements for canvass forms. We understand the EC intends to undertake user testing on the new forms, with a view to making sure the forms are as clear as possible for the citizen.</p><p>The Electoral Commission has worked with the Behavioural Insight Team on certain forms of registration correspondence. Information is available here: https://www.behaviouralinsights.co.uk/trial-results/improving-the-annual-electoral-canvass/</p><p>EROs are free to offer a range of ways to respond to a Higher Education Framework. Currently, many EROs offer text message, online and paper-based response methods. As part of canvass reform, we intend to with EROs and the Electoral Commission to make sure it is as easy as possible for citizens to respond to requests for information from their local ERO.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199442 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:49:15.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:49:15.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this