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11th February 2019, 12:23

​Parliament launches 2019 register of electors - e-register introduced

Parliament launched the 2019 register of electors on Monday.

For the first time voters will be able to register and update information online via an e-register .

Registration forms have been posted to every household and there will be different options on how the information on these may be verified.

The Electoral Registration Officer, Paul Martinez, told GBC the e-register provides an alternative to filling in a form and "sending it off in an envelope". He said Parliament was "moving towards the digital age". 

The register will be published annually on the first of June.

Following the introduction of recent legislation, the register is now a rolling one which no longer has a four-year shelf life. The living document allows voters to register up to five days before an election.

When will a general election take place? 

The four years are up on the 9th of December, with the possibility of three months of a caretaker Government after that.

The Chief Minister has repeatedly stated, a general election would not take place before the end of March - the scheduled date for Brexit.

There has been speculation of a June election, but in a recent interview with GBC, Fabian Picardo again gave an indication that it won't be just yet. So, we may have to wait till the Autumn.