Written evidence submitted by Open Rights
1. ORG has long called for individual voter registration
and so welcomes the consultation. The existing scheme is a significant
weakness in our electoral system, a view echoed by the Electoral
Commission and overseas election observers monitoring UK elections.
2. We are broadly happy with the content of the
proposed changes to electoral registration. The exact detail of
how data matching will be done by Electoral Returning Officers
with government agencies will define the extent of possible privacy
implications. However this detail is not clear at this stage.
The proposals as currently set out are what we would have expected