Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Individual voter registration

Today's date has been put back due to 2 government statements. The motion aims to question the Governments proposals to move from mandatory household voter registration to individual registration which is optional.

This issue is part of the gerrymandering of the next election. In short some estimates put the numbers of voters who will choose to register will be 60% of those currently registered.

The vast majority of unregistered voters will be urban areas that traditionally vote Labour.
There are now between 3.5m and 6.5m unregistered voters. This is going to make a mockery of the new boundaries under discussion. It will also ensure that elections will be meaningless and that we will have a Tory government for the next few decades.