Woo, woo. We have a sign that the Electoral Commission may finally be abandoning the conventional wisdom of political cynicism and joining the ranks of the Campaign for Democratic Optimism (aka The People Who Look At The Evidence – such as this and this).
Here’s their new press release on electoral registration:
Over one million applications achieved – but there’s still time to register to vote before the General Election
Over one million (1,016,248) online applications to register to vote have been made at www.gov.uk/registertovote in the past three and a half weeks.
The one million online applications have been made since the start of the Electoral Commission’s TV advertising campaign on 16 March. They also coincide with a huge range of registration activity that has been undertaken locally by Electoral Registration Officers and a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
In addition there have been approximately 100,000 paper registration applications made since 16 March.