As a result of The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 the UK is moving from the old household survey method of electoral registration to a new method of individual registration.
The Government plans to bring forward by 12 months the implementation of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) to 1st December 2015, against the opinion of their own independent expert body. Changes to the way we register to vote mean that over 1 million people may fall off the electoral register. For Salford this means an estimated 5% reduction in the number of eligible voters, which amounts to approximately 8,000 voters.
The aim of the Missing millions campaign is to identify people who haven’t registered and motivate them to do so. This is an incredibly important campaign for our democracy and I support Labour's national campaign to increase awareness and improve voter registration across Salford and Eccles.