Motion S5M-00827: Automatic Voter Registration

21 Aug 2016

That the Parliament notes with interest the calls made during a debate on 29 June 2016 at the UK Parliament for the introduction of a system of automatic voter registration; understands that this debate was held in part due to the problems surrounding registration for the EU referendum, which saw the deadline extended; believes that the introduction of automatic voter registration could make it easier for more people to vote, especially in areas such as the Shettleston parliamentary constituency, while also helping to remove additional barriers to voting that stand in the way of some of the most disenfranchised sections of the population, and notes calls for consideration of automatic voter registration to make it easier for all to participate in the political system.