Individual Electoral Registration – June 2014
In the light of government commitment to introduce Individual Electoral Registration (IER) across the UK in 2014 ASCL is concerned that we may experience a drop in the number of young people registering to vote, as occurred in Northern Ireland when it was introduced in 2002. ASCL recognises the importance of young people’s participation in the democratic process. ASCL supports the introduction of regulations that would enable a ‘Schools Initiative’, similar to the initiative in NI, to be introduced to the rest of the UK. ASCL wants to work with the government, the opposition and the Electoral Commission to help introduce and facilitate such a scheme across the rest of the UK.