Plans have been announced to allow voters in Northern Ireland to register electronically for elections. Under the proposals, online registration would be rolled out by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland by 2019. The plans are contained in a joint consultation by the Northern Ireland Office and the Electoral Office. Legislation to introduce electronic registration will be presented to parliament next month.
Northern Ireland Minister Kris Hopkins said: “Digital registration will bring Northern Ireland into step with the rest of the UK and promises to make registering to vote more straightforward.”
In Great Britain, 90% of voter registrations are now made online.