Response to the UK Government consultation on a draft Strategy and Policy Statement for the Electoral Commission


The Elections Act 2022 introduced a new power for the UK Government to put in place a strategy and policy statement for the Electoral Commission. The statement can contain UK Government guidance that the Commission is required to have regard to in the discharge of its functions.

The UK Government has published a draft strategy and policy statement and is consulting on its content with three statutory consultees: The Electoral Commission, the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, and the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee of the UK Parliament.

The Commission has submitted the below consultation response outlining its views.