2013 Report details for project: Electoral Registration Transformation Programme

Project name: Electoral Registration Transformation Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: CO (D2) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The Electoral Registration Transformation Programme will speed up implementation of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) to tackle electoral fraud and improve the integrity of the electoral register. This will include legislation to bring forward implementation of compulsory IER to 2014, ahead of the next general election. Instead of one person filling in the annual registration form and including everyone's details, individuals will be expected to complete their own details and give supporting information - i.e. a national insurance number. Ensuring that the electoral register is as full as possible (i) will lead to increased democratic participation; (ii) gives a “voice” to local people leading to a legitimate political mandate; (iii) assists local people by supporting identification and residence, and (iv) is used as a basis for the collection of national statistics.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Programme has been reset for the implementing phase, including the recruitment of extra staff resources, the development of programme management structure and the alignment of individual projects. The legislation has now passed to the intended timescales, the achievement of this wasn't certain at the time of the assessment.
Start date: 2010-03-01
End date: 2016-01-01
Schedule text:
Baseline: £5.90m
Forecast: £5.90m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Resource: ERTP under took some pilots to test the policy of confirmation (matching existing electors against an DWP data base) & Data Matching (to test electoral register against local record and follow up work).The budget was based on an estimate of costs which have come in lower than expected. Pilot by their very nature are difficult to forecast. Capital - The capital budget is ring fenced for IER and the full budget is not required this FY. The digital system is built on existing capability and the ‘new’ parts of the digital system have already under-gone significant development.
Whole Life Cost: £218.23m
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Sourcefile: CO_2013.csv

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