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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
  • electoral registration data

Performance standards for EROs

We have developed a set of standards for EROs which aim to support them in planning for and delivering well-run electoral registration services under the new 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.

Find out more information about our new performance standards for EROs (March 2016) (PDF)

Alongside the new standards, we also published a paper which summarises the comments we received during the consultation period and gives our response to the points that were made.

Read our response to consultation on the proposed new performance standards (March 2016) (PDF)

Reports and data

Below you can find our reports on ERO performance. You can also view all of the supporting information.





Reports on EROs who failed a performance standard in 2010, 2009 and 2008





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