Online electoral registration on the way

News this week from the Cabinet Office:

The government today unveiled the new online voter registration system as Greg Clark, Minister for Cities and the Constitution, hosted the first public demonstration of how people will register to vote online…

The new online system will go live in June at the same time as Individual Electoral Registration (IER), when the old household registration forms will be phased out and everyone will register individually for the first time.

Under IER, whether registering online or using the paper forms, voters will for the first time be required to provide their date of birth and National Insurance number to minimise the potential for fraud…

The new online registration system is compatible with all platforms, including smartphones and tablets, meaning maximum convenience and minimum fuss when registering. The user friendly design of the site has been tested with electors of all ages and sections of society.

Online voting is a completely different matter, on which see my previous post E-voting coming back to life?

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