London elections letter: 'It’s time to register every voter'

Supporters of campaign group Unlock Democracy have written in with this letter, calling for automatic voter registration.
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The right to vote is the most powerful tool we have to hold our politicians to account.

Yet, nationally, it’s likely that over eight million eligible citizens will not be registered to vote.

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These voters are more likely to be young, on low incomes, or be part of an ethnic minority group. All people who often feel let down by our politics. It’s time to register every voter.

Citizens should be automatically registered to vote when they apply for things like a driver’s licence or benefits. It’s a scheme used in dozens of countries called 'automatic voter registration'.

It’s both secure and will save money. It gets more people registered to vote which is good for our democracy.

I hope our local MP will support the calls for Automatic Voter Registration made by Unlock Democracy and other campaign groups.

Yours sincerely

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Unlock Democracy supporters Eliott Tardieu, Jamie Tulacz, Nicholas Thorn, Giuseppi Turi, Judith Sawyer, Patrick Warren, David Schley, Elisabeth Thomas, Margaret Wilkinson, David Stein, Meher Toorkey, David Trillo, Grace Barnett, Anna Smith, John Tyrell.

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