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LARIA Individual Electoral Registration experience in Manchester Lesley Spencer Electoral Services Unit Tel: 0161 234 3814 4

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1 LARIA Individual Electoral Registration experience in Manchester Lesley Spencer Electoral Services Unit Tel:

2 Slide 2 Electoral Registration: Policy Context Elections and Voting Role of the Electoral Registration Officer Local ward and parliamentary constituency boundaries Population trends and funding Credit Reference Agencies and Financial Inclusion Jury Service

3 Slide 3 Change to IER Current system – household registration From June 2014 – Individual Electoral Registration (IER) Requires National Insurance Number and Date of Birth Objectives: Reduce fraud Increase public confidence Personal responsibility On line registration for the first time Significant challenges for Manchester

4 Slide 4 At risk groups under IER Students Private Rented Apartment/Flats Certain BME communities

5 Slide 5 Implementing IER in Manchester For the transition Neighbourhood focused approach – Ward profiles National and Local Public Awareness strategies Community Engagement / targeting ‘at risk’ groups

6 Slide 6 Implementing IER in Manchester For ‘Business as Usual’ Integration / Mainstreaming Electoral Registration Clear messages about what citizens need to do and how Sustainable Engagement Digital by Default

7 Slide 7 Challenges A ‘whole Council’ approach and integration of registration systems Partner collaboration The statutory process for writing out and capturing information on the doorstep (canvassing) Engagement channels – Manchester Youth Council approach

8 Slide 8 Summary Transition starts in June Significant challenges for Manchester due to our demographic composition Integration and Digital by Default to mitigate drop in registration levels and minimise additional cost Partner collaboration will be critical Effective engagement on the doorstep and sustainable activity in communities will be critical to success

9 Slide 9 Thank you for listening Any questions?


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