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Performance standards for Electoral Registration Officers

On this page you will find our assessments of performance by Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) in Great Britain.

Our reports assess how effectively EROs carry out their duty to maintain accurate and complete electoral registers.

Below you can find more information on:

  • the performance standards framework for EROs
  • our reports on performance of EROs

Performance standards for EROs

We have a set of standards for EROs which aim to support them in planning for and delivering well-run electoral registration services under the IER system. We have also designed these standards to recognise, and be flexible enough to adapt to, the evolving landscape and emerging vision for electoral registration services.

Performance standards for EROs (PDF)

Reports and data

Below you can find our reports on ERO performance.


Electoral registration in Great Britain: 2017 and 2018 annual canvasses >


Electoral registration in Great Britain: ERO performance at the 2016 and 2017 canvasses (PDF)

To request archived reports, please email us.

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