What the report includes
A UK Parliamentary general election was held on 8 June 2017. This is the first of the Electoral Commission’s statutory reports on the election, and it focuses on the registration of voters, which is at the heart of a sound and efficient electoral system. It sets out our analysis of key data about electoral registration applications and the electoral registers, and identifies issues and recommendations for further improving and modernising the system, which we believe to be urgently needed.
Within the UK, the developing devolution settlement means that the Scottish and Welsh Governments have powers to develop policy and legislation for electoral registration for local government elections and Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales elections respectively. We will continue to work closely with all of the UK’s governments to help support the development of new approaches to improve the accuracy and completeness of electoral registers.