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Running electoral registration

This part of the website is designed to help Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and their staff in running electoral registration.

Electoral Registration Officer Guidance

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Part 1

Planning for the delivery of electoral registration activity

This part covers:

  • Guidance on maintaining a registration project plan and risk register
  • Guidance on keeping your public engagement strategy under review

Part 1 - Planning for the delivery of electoral registration activity (PDF)

Part 2

Registration framework

This part covers:

  • Aspects of electoral registration that are not specifically related to the transition to IER, namely eligibility to vote and roles and responsibilities of the ERO

Part 2 - Registration framework (PDF)

Part 3

Canvass

This part covers:

  • Guidance on the activities EROs will need to undertake at the canvass

Part 3 - Canvass (PDF)

Part 4

Maintaining the register throughout the year

This part covers:

  • Guidance for EROs on maintaining the register throughout the year

Part 4 - Maintaining the register throughout the year (PDF)

Part 5

Absent voting

This part covers:

  • Guidance for EROs on managing absent voting applications, lists and records

Part 5 - Absent Voting (PDF)

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