Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (201)

Tony Gregory


198 Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will introduce measures to provide for the proper identification of persons voting in elections and to streamline the electoral register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27644/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

I refer to the replies to Questions Nos. 153 of 29 April 2004 and 1174 of 29 September 2004. I am concerned to ensure that the legislative and administrative arrangements in place in relation to the accuracy of the register of electors and the accessibility of voting arrangements are as flexible as possible while maintaining the security and integrity of the electoral process. I will continue to keep current practice, including the scope for further improvements, under review.