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Government Spends £162,000 on North Yorkshire Voter Shake Up


4:29pm 31st October 2013

The government's spending £162,000 to help voters register to vote individually rather than by household.

It says the change will make the electoral register more accurate and secure.

You'll soon also be able to register to vote online as well.

The cash is being spent as follows:

  • Hambleton               £24,446
  • Ryedale                   £19,085                                 
  • York                        £97,084
  • Selby                      £21,636

Greg Clark, Minister for Cities and the Constitution, said:

“We are on track to modernise electoral registration to tackle electoral fraud and increase public trust in elections - a trust which is at the heart of our democracy.

“Next year’s switch to individual electoral registration can only be achieved by central and local government across Yorkshire and the Humber working together, and the funding announced today is the latest step in this process to make sure our electoral register is as complete and accurate as it can be.”  

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