Modernisation of the electoral registration process

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has launched a public consultation on proposals regarding modernisation of the electoral registration process.

Proposals for modernisation of the register include:

  • Simplification of forms and process
  • A rolling register or continuous registration
  • Optional online registration and secure self-service
  • Moving to individual registration only
  • Enabling a single national register database with unique identifiers
  • Moving to verified identity using PPS numbers
  • Data sharing to maintain accuracy and comprehensiveness

You can visit to find out more and make a submission on the proposals. The deadline for submissions is Friday 15 March 2019.