The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Electoral registration research

We conduct a variety of research to assess the state of electoral registers in the United Kingdom.

Accuracy and completeness

These studies measure the quality of the electoral registers to assess how this changes in response to legislative developments, administrative and population changes. To see the latest findings see our Accuracy and completeness page.

Electoral register data

The Commission undertakes the collection and analysis of data relating to electoral registration to allow us to support Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) in delivering high-quality services. This data and analysis also informs our understanding of the effectiveness of the system of registration, and ensures we are able to make evidence based recommendations for future changes to the system. To see the latest findings see our Electoral register data page.

To access historic reports and data, see our Research report library.