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Oversight of the Electoral Register

The Electoral Commission has an oversight role in relation to the Electoral Register.

While Electoral Registers are managed and maintained by local authorities, the Electoral Commission may commission or carry out research in relation to;

  • the accuracy and completeness of electoral registers;
  • the maintenance of electoral registers;
  • the processes relating to the compilation, maintenance and functioning of the electoral registers.

Each year the Commission will publish a report setting out any research it has carried out and the Commission’s assessment of the status and functioning of the electoral register and any recommendations the Commission considers necessary to maintain and enhance the integrity of the electoral register and the registration process.

For more information on electoral registers see the Check The Register Website.