It’s your vote

Failure to register to vote should become an offence to stop the “real risk” of “large numbers” of people falling off the electoral roll under a planned shake-up of the system, the Government has been told.

The coalition plans to introduce individual registration following the 2015 general election, ending the current household method for submissions.

In a new report, MPs warned it would be too easy to “opt out” and voter numbers would drop.