Government to finalise plans for online voter registration

A major overhaul of the way in which the electoral register is compiled is being planned.

The Government is examining proposals to stamp out fraud and address concerns of those who are deleted from the register.

The Department of Housing and Local Government has been drawing up plans to tackle problems with the electoral register.

Among the proposals being considered is a requirement for voters to provide a public services card, or their PPS number, at a polling station in order to cast their vote.

Also, an online portal is being considered to allow people to update their details on the register using their PPS number.

It is hoped the changes could be brought in in time for the local and European Elections next year.

The move is aimed to tackle fraud and deal with complaints from the public when their details are removed from the register with no explanation.


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