Electoral register loses estimated 800,000 people

Source: The Guardian

The Guardian have published an article to state that ”an estimated 800,000 people have dropped off the electoral register since the government introduced changes to the system, with students in university towns at highest risk of being disenfranchised, the Guardian has learned.”

They foreward this to say that ”Labour says it fears that the missing sections of the electorate are predominantly its supporters after the government moved from registration of electors by household to asking individuals to sign up, citing fears of fraud and error.”

What’s your view of this?

What has caused this to happen? Perhaps due to the recent inequalities upon students by the conservatives, potentially causing students to not bother voting? Will this effect future elections massively? Everyone should have the right to vote or not, so should this be quickly changed in time for the upcoming local elections this year?

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