Most people already registered to vote will be automatically registered under the new system so will not fall off the register. Some people will not be automatically re-registered, but the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) will write to them to let them know and include a registration form and envelope with the letter. Reminders and personal visits will also be undertaken as appropriate. Even if they do not respond, special arrangements have been put in place so they can still vote at all elections until December 2015. Eventually, all those who were not automatically transferred will need to re-register.
As well as sending people registration forms, the ERO will publicise the change to let people know about it and encourage them to register where they need to. The Electoral Commission will also be running national mass media public awareness advertising. Back To Top