Feasibility studies: scope and approach

Feasibility studies: scope and approach

We conducted feasibility studies to explore the technical, operational and resource requirements necessary to deliver a number of electoral registration reforms, including: better use of public data by Electoral Registration Officers (EROs); direct or automatic enrolment processes; integrating electoral registration into other public service transactions; and the better identification and management of duplicate registration applications.

Summary

We began the feasibility studies by identifying reliable information already collected by government departments and agencies, which could potentially be used to support each of the electoral registration reforms.

We also conducted research on existing public sector data infrastructures to explore the extent to which they could be used or developed further to support reform.

We discussed the proposed reforms with key stakeholders to better understand their requirements and gain insight into the challenges they face in managing electoral registration, particularly in relation to making use of data.

We developed and tested a number of implementation scenarios for each of the proposed reforms.

We also undertook desk research on other countries’ experiences of electoral registration reform to further inform the feasibility studies and our understanding of whether models from overseas could be applied or adapted to the UK.

Purpose and scope of the feasibility studies

The purpose of the feasibility studies was to identify the technical, operational and resource requirements necessary to deliver the following electoral registration reforms in the UK:

Purpose and scope of the feasibility studies

How we conducted the feasibility studies

Last updated: 27 September 2019
Next review: 24 July 2020