Why isn’t electoral registration fully online?

pexels-photo-331684Are on you on the electoral register?  Can you remember?

The UK recently introduced online electoral registration, but there is no mechanism for citizens to check if they are already registered.  The result is an avalanche of duplicate applications for electoral officials as citizens register again ‘just in case’.

Green Party co-Leader Caroline Lucas MP and I put the case for a simple online checking tool to give citizens ownership of their registration information in this blog on Open Democracy.

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