Created: 18 June 2012
Bob spoke during the debate on the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill about the variety of people attempting to register for a number of elections. The experience in Harrow is that a large number of people from eastern Europe get on the electoral register even though they are not British citizens and are not qualified to vote in our general elections.
Because they do not understand that, they inadvertently get on the full register, and then there has to be a process for challenging them. Requesting someone’s date of birth is also extremely helpful, because it identifies when someone reaches voting age and also enables people to be removed from the list of those who can serve on juries. These are important issues that must be addressed in consideration of this Bill.
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