Page last updated at 22:22 GMT, Monday, 14 January 2013

Peers complete committee stage of the Electoral Registration Bill

On 14 January 2013, peers completed committee stage of the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill.

The bill aims to reduce electoral fraud by requiring all voters to register individually. The bill amends rules governing UK electoral administration to account for changes to the parliamentary cycle.

The Electoral Commission has been calling for a switch to individual electoral registration (IER) since 2003, and has welcomed the general principles of the bill.

Earlier in the debate, peers defeated the government over plans to equalise parliamentary constituency boundaries before the next general election in 2015.

The bill will now proceed to report stage which is due to take place later this month.

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific