Voter registration reforms could see 10m fall off electoral roll, MPs warn
Britain faces a "real risk" that its democratic institutions will be damaged by government plans to relax the registration of voters, a cross-party committee of MPs has warned.
Amid claims that up to 10 million voters could fall off the electoral roll, mainly from disadvantaged groups, the committee says new parliamentary boundaries might be drawn up on an unfair basis as a result.
The concerns are raised in a report published on Friday by the political and constitutional reform select committee, which examines government plans to introduce individual, instead of household, electoral registration.
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"Voter registration reforms could see 10m fall off electoral roll, MPs warn", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 21/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/voter-registration-reforms-could-see-10m-fall-off-electoral-roll-mps-warn